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Plectranthus sanguineus

Plectranthus sanguineus

Partial Shade
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

1.5m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Plectranthus sanguineus Overview

Soft-wooded shrubby perennial which grows up to 1.5 m and taller. The erect stems are slightly succulent, brown to purplish, sometimes yellowish near the inflorescence and are often almost leafless at flowering time. The fleshy leaves are yellowish, brownish or whitish, broad at the apex and tapered at the base, hairy and with some pale glands underneath. The inflorescence is simple or branched and fairly dense. The flowers are 2-lipped, almost white, pale blue or purple, pubescent and with red glands on the lobes.

Common problems with Plectranthus sanguineus

Problem free

    How to propagate Plectranthus sanguineus

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings from the shoots and remove the leaves from the bottom half. Root in moist pottingsoil.

    Special features of Plectranthus sanguineus

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Attracts useful insects

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Other uses of Plectranthus sanguineus

    Ornamental