Also known as
Eyelash Spur-Flower, White Wild Sage, Speckled Plectranthus, Gespikkelde Muishondblaar, Wimperspoorsalie (Afr.), Lephele-Phele (Sesotho), Umsuthuza (Isizulu)
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Speckled Spur-Flower Overview
Plectranthus ciliatus, or speckled spurflower, is a low-growing, creeping ground cover herb that grows up to 0.6 m high. The stems are covered with purple hairs, giving the branches a purplish appearance. The lower leaf surface is often purple. Flowers are immobile, "Richard' with pink inflorescences, was named after the horticulturist Richard Jameson who specialised in the plants of South Africa. The selection "Dreye" has white flowers. Flowering time is mainly late summer to winter. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Western Cape.
Common problems with Speckled Spur-Flower
How to propagate Speckled Spur-Flower
Take 15-20cm cuttings and remove leaves from the bottom half. Root in moist soil.
Sowing time during Spring and Summer. Germination time around 2-3 weeks.
New roots form quickly where stems with nodes touch the soil.