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Plectranthus Plectranthus amboinicus,

For sale by Onella

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Cuban oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) is a leafy, aromatic plant used both for visual interest and for culinary purposes. Alternative names for this plant include false oregano, Spanish thyme, Mexican thyme and Mexican mint. The leaves possess both strong aroma and taste. Use the leaves fresh and chopped to compliment foods in a similar way as you would use other aromatic herbs, such as sage, rosemary and oregano. I keep my as a house plant as it does not like the cold

Plectranthus Plectranthus amboinicus, | Shepherds Bush, W6
Pot SizeTotal Price
0.74 litres
£4.00

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Plant Finder: about the Plectranthus genus

Common names

Soup mint

Description

Plectranthus genus (Soup mint). This genus consists of around 350 species.

Cultivation

You will need to grow in light gritty very well-drained soil in full sun. Some are tolerant of light frosts but prolonged cold and wet conditions can lead to rotting. Cut back tips in growing season if plants become too straggly.

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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  • BloomsMarch
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourVarious

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