How to grow Plectranthus ornatus

Plectranthus ornatus growing herbaceous succulent of the genus Plectranthus also known as Ornatus Plectranthus, Plectranthus ornatus perennial evergreen or in cold climate annual used as ornamental fragrant plant, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, temperate, desert or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 9+ as perennial or 5+ as annual.

Leaves color green and can be variegate green and white, in elliptic to ovate shape with crenate edge.

Plectranthus ornatus flower

Flower color purple small flowers in mouth shape grow on stalk.

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How to grow Plectranthus ornatus growing and care:

Moist, well drain soil, frost free

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

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Recommended planting season?
Spring as annual, spring to autumn as perennial

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Old flower stalk, dead leaves

Size of the plant?
40-70cm, 16-28 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

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

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Purple small flowers in mouth shape grow on stalk

Scientific Plectranthus ornatus: Plectranthus ornatus

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