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Citronella Spur-Flower

Plectranthus laxiflorus

Also known as

White Spur Flower

Full Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

8a-11b

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Citronella Spur-Flower Overview

Plectranthus laxiflorus is a tall, strongly aromatic, perennial herb with scrambling stems. They have a sharp citronella-like scent. The leaves are opposite, triangular- and heart-shaped and hairy underneath. The leaf margin is toothed, often slightly rolled under and purplish. The inflorescence is terminal with few branches, with 6-10-flowered clusters that are white or pale mauve with darker markings, rarely blue. It has medicinal value.

Common problems with Citronella Spur-Flower

Relative problem free

    How to propagate Citronella Spur-Flower

    Cuttings

    Cuttings of about 15-20 cm long root easily in a moist medium. Remove leaves from the bottom nodes to allow roots to form. or place the cuttings in a glass of water on the windowsill.

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring.

    Special features of Citronella Spur-Flower

    Attracts useful insects

    Attractive leaves

    Pot plant

    Wet sites

    Attractive flowers

    White or pale mauve with darker markings, rarely blue

    Other uses of Citronella Spur-Flower

    Medicinal