A picture of a Mauve Spurflower

Mauve Spurflower

Plectranthus malvinus

Also known as

Pienk Spoorsalie (Afr.)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

30cm

Min

30cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

Mauve Spurflower Overview

A matt- forming ground cover with pretty bright mauve-pink flowers and succulent leaves. They are drought tolerant and work well in hanging baskets. Flowering in Autumn. Naturally occurring in subtropical forest margins and cliffs in quartzitic sandstone mountains and also in the Eastern Cape (RSA). Rainfall is on average between 1500-2000mm per annum (summer rainfall).

Common problems with Mauve Spurflower

Problem free

    How to propagate Mauve Spurflower

    Seed

    Not usually propagated from seed.

    Cuttings

    Take 10-15cm cutings and remove leaves from bottom half. Root in sandy soil mix.

    Special features of Mauve Spurflower

    Attractive flowers

    Attractive leaves

    Indoor plant

    Pot plant

    Pretty plant for hanging baskets!

    Other uses of Mauve Spurflower

    Ornamental

    An attractive ground cover that works well in hanging baskets.