Plant ID forum: Plectranthus for ID

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Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Apr 3, 2015 8:05 PM CST
I was noticing in my pot this perticular succulent (?) Taking over. when I moved it I noticed a slight smell.. I cant even place the smell.. its pleasant and mild.
I just dont know what its name is. I just got a bunch of small succulents and threw them in the same pot a while back. Can yall help identify the fuzzy plant?
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Name: Donald
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needrain
Apr 3, 2015 8:20 PM CST
Might be Plectranthus. It often has a pleasant fragrance. I have a variegated one that I constantly rub when I walk by it so I can release the odor! I think one of the common names for the plant is 'Swedish Ivy'.
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purpleinopp
Apr 4, 2015 6:47 AM CST
There are *many* Plectranthus. Looks like one to me, but IDK which. Looks a little fuzzy to be P. verticillatus (Swedish ivy) and the stems usually have a reddish color. Some are called various kinds of oregano, like Mexican or Cuban oregano. K. tomentosa is called Vick's plant. Yours looks a bit etiolated, making it more difficult to compare.
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2015 8:53 AM CST
It reminds me of Plectranthus too; I used to grow the variegated form. Compare with this database photo:


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Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Apr 4, 2015 1:57 PM CST
The database photo is exactly what the leaves are shaped like but mine have super fine white fuzziness.. velvety.
I will look up the ones mentioned.. i think I maybe starving my plants of water.. but I tend to overwater and now I think I maybe underwatering.. whats a good rule of thumb for cacti and succulents. My plants are mostly in unglazed clay. My jade though is currently in plastic and one small grouping of succulents are in a smaller shallow glazed (outside only) pot.
i just have a habit of overwatering on normal plants and im not sure what overwatering looks like on a succ. Or cactus. Underwatering Im assuming is what mine look like..lol
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Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Apr 4, 2015 2:06 PM CST
Oh .. question.. I just read if its the false oregano its has a habit of spreading and getting large fairly fast.. thats what is seems to be doing.. Im afraid its going to kill mybother plants in the pot.. they are not growing like this plant. Should I seperate this plant and repot in its own pot?
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plantladylin
Apr 4, 2015 3:58 PM CST
I'd give it it's own pot.
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Name: Alli O'Cain
Cedar Park ( Austin) Tx (Zone 8b)
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aocain
Apr 4, 2015 11:32 PM CST
Thats what I was thinking.. ;-)
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purpleinopp
Apr 6, 2015 9:10 AM CST
If you don't want to disturb the planting, you can snip off whatever pieces of the Plec that block the light from the companions, whenever a stems gets big enough to do that. Cuttings take root very easily, for plants in the genus, in general. As a more thirsty plant, it might be helping the others by helping the pot to dry more quickly in general.
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