A picture of a Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

Plectranthus ecklonii 'Medley Wood'

Full Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

3m

Max

3m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.) Overview

Medley Wood is the blue form of P. ecklonii and a shade loving plant with pretty tubular flowers that are clustered on mass on top of a tall flower spike. The plant can reach up to 3m tall and flowers on mass in Autumn. They naturally occur in moist sub-tropical and temperate forests, where they receive water in the summer. It is a colorful shade plant.

Common problems with Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

Problem free

    How to harvest Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

    Harvest cuttings in spring to late summer time.

    How to propagate Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

    Seed

    Not often grown from seed.

    Cuttings

    Make cuttings 15-20cm long and place 4-8cm deep in moist medium.

    Special features of Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

    Pot plant

    Indoor plant

    Hedge plant

    Can be grown into effective hedge.

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Other uses of Groot Spoorsalie (Afr.)

    Ornamental

    Colorful shade plant