Plectranthus, Plectranthus Spurflower
Plectranthus is a large genus, with approximately 325 annuals or subshrub species. These are characterised by toothed, herbaceous, semi-succulent or succulent foliage. Plants 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.
Make tip cuttings ad remove the leaves from the bottom half. Place in potting soil and keep moist.
Sowing seed in spring.
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun
Sometimes used to treat inflammatory diseases or swelling symptoms.
Generally disease and pest free.