3 years to reach maturity
This plant has a mild fragrance
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Thicket Spurflower Overview
Plectranthus madagascariensis is an evergreen, well-branching plant from the family. It makes good groundcover, spreading to result in a neat and dense mound up to 1m high, rooting where the branches touch the ground. Commonly known as Variegated Mintleaf, Thicket Spurflower and Madagascar Spurflower. The green leaves are broadly ovate with rounded teeth, slightly hairy to the touch. The well-known cultivar ‘Lynne' has variegated leaves which are green with a striking creamy-white to pure white margin. ZA Distribution: Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga.
How to propagate Thicket Spurflower
Take 10-15cm long cuttings and remove the bottom half of the leaves. Root in moist soil and keep moist.
Divide clumps with roots intact and replant.
Sow during spring.
Special features of Thicket Spurflower
Attracts useful insects
Especially hanging baskets!
Other uses of Thicket Spurflower
Grown for their foliage and flowers.
Shade groundcover that looks beautiful in hanging baskets too!