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Citronella spur-flower

Plectranthus spp.

White spur flower (Eng.)

Large genus with approximately 325 annuals or subshrub species with toothed, herbaceous, semi-succulent or succulent foliage. Plants in this genus produce spike-like inflorescences with flowers arranged in whorls or cymes. In cymes a central stem produces a flower at its growing tip first, followed by flowers from the ends of subsequent lateral shoots. Flowers are 2-lipped and showy with attractive patterning, coloured a shade of white or purple to blue.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Cuttings
Make tip cuttings ad remove the leaves from the bottom half. Place in pottingsoil and keep moist.
Seed
Sowing time - Spring

Special features

Geography

Origin
South Africa
Natural climate
Subtropical coastal

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Loam
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Medicinal

Personality

Family
Lamiaceae
Flower colour
White or pale mauve with darker markings, rarely blue., White, Blue, Purples
Scent
Mild

Problems

Relatively disease and pest free.

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