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Cliff Spurflower

Plectranthus purpuratus ssp. purpuratus

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

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Cliff Spurflower Overview

A subspecies of P. purpuratus that has purple underneath the leaves under certain conditions. It is a useful succulent groundcover that grows in shade and semi-shade often described as 'dry shade'. They grow happily underneath trees.

Common problems with Cliff Spurflower

Relative problem-free

    How to propagate Cliff Spurflower

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring as the days warm up.

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings from the fleshy stems and strip the bottom leaves. Plant in pottingsoil to root.

    Layering

    The stems form new roots where the touch the soil. Remove and replant into a new area.

    Special features of Cliff Spurflower

    Pot plant

    Attractive leaves

    Attractive flowers

    White with bluish tube

    Other uses of Cliff Spurflower

    Ornamental

    A useful succulent groundcover.