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Purple-Leaved Spurflower

Plectranthus purpuratus ssp. tongaensis

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Purple-Leaved Spurflower Overview

A subspecies of P. purpuratus that grows horizontally and roots at the stem nodes. It has fleshy, succulent leaves that are surprising hardy and very waterwise. It is a useful ground cover or pot plant.

Common problems with Purple-Leaved Spurflower

Relative problem free.

    How to propagate Purple-Leaved Spurflower

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring.

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings from 5-15cm long stems and remove the bottom half of leaves. Soon roots will grow from the nodes underneath the soil.

    Special features of Purple-Leaved Spurflower

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    White with bluish tube

    Other uses of Purple-Leaved Spurflower

    Ornamental

    A useful ground cover or pot plant