A picture of a Syncolostemon

Syncolostemon

Syncolostemon spp.

Syncolostemon obermeyerae 2 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering

Flowering

More images of Syncolostemon

A large green Syncolostemon plant with purple flowers in a garden
A close up of some purple pink Syncolostemon flowers

Syncolostemon Overview

Syncolostemon is a genus containing around 45 species in the mint family, Lamiaceae. These plants originate from dry tropical regions of South Africa, including Madagascar and 1 is from India. They are aromatic, with oppositely arranged leaves and square stems, like most plants in the mint family. Flowers are pea-like and vary in colour across species, pink, purple and white are most common.

Special features of Syncolostemon

Attractive flowers