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Plectranthus Genus

Soup mint

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General Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterMoist

Description

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

Characteristics

Annuals or Perennials, Evergreens, Fragrants

Origin

Africa, Asia, Australasia and Pacific Islands

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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.

Propagation

Stem cuttings or division in spring or summer.

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