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Vicks Plant

Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

30cm

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Vicks Plant Overview

Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus is a perennial, succulent-like herb with aromatic leaves. Commonly known as the “Vicks Plant” due to the leaves smelling like Vick's Vap-O-Rub or mentholatum when crushed. It has beautiful cascading blue-violet flowers.

Common problems with Vicks Plant

Problem free

    How to propagate Vicks Plant

    Cuttings

    Cutting roots easily in potting soil - keep moist.

    Seed

    Sow seed as days warm up into Summer.

    Special features of Vicks Plant

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Drought resistant

    Other uses of Vicks Plant

    Ornamental

    Plant in shady areas in the garden.