Cuban Oregano (Coleus amboinicus)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Coleus amboinicus Accepted
Plectranthus amboinicus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 12-18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Edible for humans?? by gingin Oct 22, 2013 2:27 PM 7
Not sure about species. by purpleinopp Feb 28, 2018 9:36 AM 0
Question - House plant that will continue to grow for at least a year? by curiousnewbiehere Dec 13, 2018 6:43 PM 44
Can someone ID this plant? by RequiredShrimp May 9, 2018 2:03 PM 5
Plant id by Proyect01 Feb 28, 2018 2:48 PM 8

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