General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Plant Spread: 36-48 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Year Round
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Cuban Oregano
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Plectranthus parviflorus
  • Synonym: Plectranthus australis

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Date: 2023-06-30
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Date: March 2013
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Gardens - Davenport, Iowa
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Location: central Illinois
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