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Ballerina Spurflower

Plectranthus reflexus

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

80cm

Max

80cm

30cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Ballerina Spurflower Overview

Plectranthus reflexus, or the ballerina spurflower, is a semi-succulent upright herbaceous perennial. It is family of the aromatic rosemaries and mints. The grey stems are swollen towards the base with relatively few branches, giving a sparse appearance. An abundance of flowers during Autumn on the stem ends make this useful in the shade garden areas.

Common problems with Ballerina Spurflower

Relative problem free

    How to propagate Ballerina Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Root cuttings after pruning the shrub and cut into 10-15cm lenghts. Dip in softwood rooting hormone and allow to root in moist medium.

    Seed

    Sowing time during Autumn. Keep moist and replant when a good size has been reached.

    Special features of Ballerina Spurflower

    Indoor plant

    Drought resistant

    Pot plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Ballerina Spurflower

    Ornamental