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Steelpoort Spurflower

Plectranthus xerophilus

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

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Steelpoort Spurflower Overview

An erect deciduous shrub growing between 1-2m high with large leathery leaves and purple flowers. Flowering autumn to winter and flowers have a hooded corolla and a long calyx. The Steelpoort spurflower has horizontal tubular roots which help the plant to be drought-resistant. 'Xerophilus' means 'dry-loving' making it a wise choice in water-wise gardens. An attractive drought resistant deciduous shrub that can be placed in semi-shade to full sun.

Common problems with Steelpoort Spurflower

Problem free

    How to propagate Steelpoort Spurflower

    Cuttings

    Take 15-20cm long cuttings. Root in well-drainng mixture.

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring.

    Special features of Steelpoort Spurflower

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Steelpoort Spurflower

    Ornamental

    An attractive drought resistant deciduous shrub.