How to grow Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus argentatus growing shrub‎ of the genus Plectranthus also known as Silver spurflower, Plectranthus argentatus perennial evergreen, deciduous or annual plant, also used as ornamental plant for the colorful leaves, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropical, temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial or 5-10 as annual.

Leaves color green to sliver-grey on oval shape with like velvet cover.

Plectranthus argentatus flower

Flower color white small in lipped shaped that flowers grow on inflorescence in raceme structure.

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How to grow Plectranthus argentatus growing and care:


What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring as annual, in tropical can be all year

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead bloom stems and for design

Size of the plant:
50-100cm, 20-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Lips small white flowers that grow on inflorescence in raceme structure

Scientific name:

Plectranthus argentatus

How to grow Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus argentatus

Plectranthus argentatus plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Leaf color
  • Gray leaves
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Annual plant
  • Deciduous
  • Evergreen
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Colored leaves
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9