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Kaoko Spurflower

Plectranthus unguentarius

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Kaoko Spurflower Overview

A tall shrub that can grow up to 2m, has erect stems with deciduous, semi-succulent leaves which have a pleasant smell. Flowering in Autumn. Leaves and flowers are hairy. Naturally occurring in full sun on rocky outcrops in Namibia. Many plants lose their leaves in winter. A water-wise Plectranthus shrub that is very drought resistant and fast growing.

Common problems with Kaoko Spurflower

Problem free

    How to propagate Kaoko Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Take 5-10cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom halve. Root in sandy soil mix.

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring. Keep moist until roots have developed.

    Special features of Kaoko Spurflower

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Kaoko Spurflower

    Ornamental

    A water-wise Plectranthus shrub that is very drought resistant and fast growing.