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Purple Mountain Plectrantus

Plectranthus purpuratus ssp. montanus

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Purple Mountain Plectrantus Overview

An evergreen creeper and subspecies of P. purpuratus that has dense hairs and occurs naturally at high altitudes. 'Montanus' means 'from the mountain'- it is an alpine plant and is resistant to light frost. Use it is a ground cover or potplant.

Common problems with Purple Mountain Plectrantus

Relative problem free.

    How to propagate Purple Mountain Plectrantus

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring. Keep moist until germinated.

    Cuttings

    Take cuttings from shoots and remove leaves from the bottom half. Place in potting soil and keep moist.

    Special features of Purple Mountain Plectrantus

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Purple Mountain Plectrantus

    Ornamental

    A useful ground cover or pot-plant.