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#126743 Sep 9th, 2007 at 05:07 PM
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Anybody know anything about plectranthus? I bought several this year from my local high school plant sale and they've done really well. I'm just hoping that I don't need to uproot them and bring them inside for the winter. It would be great if they could stay in the ground, continue to bush out and make fabulous cover around the base of my really ugly holly.
Please help! I have no idea whether my newest baby is annual or perennial. I can't find it anywhere in the forum, nor any book I've looked in.

Thanks!


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There are different varieties, what kind do you have?


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Since plectranthus (a S. African native plant) is only perennial in zones 10 and higher (possibly zone 9) it would only be an annual for you in DE.


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Well, I'm not sure really about the variety - I'd never even heard of such a plant until this year. It is green with a white edging on the leaves which are very "almost scalloped". It's about 1.5 ft in height and the biggest one, which really leafed out, is about 2 ft across. It also is really smelly if you rub the leaves (smells kinda like a musky fruit). I absolutely adore it, so if I have to bring one in to have any next year, I will. If you know even anything about propagation that would be helpful (with it's current size it would be easier to try babies inside), given that my house looks like a very crowded greenhouse in the winter.
Thanks for any help you can offer! grin


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it's related to coleus and it should easily root from cuttings. i'd still bring the main plant in anyway...



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commonly called 'Cuban Oregano'

mint family should be perennial


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