Choose a country to see content specific to your location

A picture of a Oribi Spurflower

Oribi Spurflower

Plectranthus oribiensis

Partial Shade
Easy care
Frequent watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

1m

Min

1m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Oribi Spurflower Overview

A perennial shrub that grows up to 2.5m with broad leaves, hollow stems and hairy purple flowers. Flowering in autumn and naturally occurs in margins of subtropical forests in KwaZulu Natal (RSA). Grows best in semi-shade, well-drained, moist, humus-rich soils. It has tuberous roots which make it drought tolerant. A shade plant for a subtropical garden or in a sheltered spot in other gardens.

Common problems with Oribi Spurflower

Problem free

    How to propagate Oribi Spurflower

    Seed

    Sow seed in Spring and keep moist.

    Cuttings

    Make 15-20cm long cuttings and remove bottom leaves. Root in moist soils.

    Special features of Oribi Spurflower

    Drought resistant

    Tuberous roots help survive dry spells.

    Pot plant

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Oribi Spurflower

    Ornamental

    A shade plant for a subtropical garden