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A picture of a Camphor Spurflower

Camphor Spurflower

Plectranthus cylindraceus

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

20cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Camphor Spurflower Overview

The Vick's plant has a strong odour as leaves are crushed with the same medicinal properties as the Vicks used for colds, coughs and sinus problems. The perennial herb growing up to 0.3–2 m tall, covered with moderately to densely greyish hairs. The woody stems are fleshy at the base. The fleshy leaves are egg-shaped or elliptic, with slightly to prominently scalloped edges. Inflorescences are white or pale mauve and are fragrant too.

Common problems with Camphor Spurflower

Relative problem free.

    How to harvest Camphor Spurflower

    Pick and use fresh leaves as needed.

    How to propagate Camphor Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Grows easily from cuttings - take 5-10cm cuttings with leaves removed at the bottom. Keep moist until well-rooted.

    Seed

    Sow seeds in Spring. Keep moist during germination.

    Other uses of Camphor Spurflower

    Medicinal

    Hang leaves in a stocking in the shower - help relieve colds, coughs and sinus.