Variegated Cuban Oregano (Coleus amboinicus 'Variegatus')

Botanical names:
Coleus amboinicus Accepted
Plectranthus amboinicus Synonym

Also sold as:
Portuguese Oregano
Variegated Spanish Thyme

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Other: pink variegation
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Culinary Herb
Medicinal Herb
Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots


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Location: My gardenDate: 2019-01-23
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Date: 2012-08-13photo shows reddish stems also.
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Location: my garden
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Posted by pod (east Texas pineywoods - Zone 8a) on Aug 22, 2012 8:52 PM

Leaves have a strong fragrance.
This plant is tender and needs to be overwintered indoors.
Easy to root from cuttings.
The variegation is stunning in flower beds.

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Plant Events from our members
piksihk On May 19, 2018 Obtained plant
Small plant from GMB swap
piksihk On October 3, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
this was a cutting -
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Torenia photobomb by purpleinopp Aug 18, 2018 5:22 AM 7
Flowers by A_muse_mentality Jan 24, 2019 2:03 PM 2
Question - House plant that will continue to grow for at least a year? by curiousnewbiehere Dec 13, 2018 6:43 PM 44
Accepted name, Coleus / Plectranthus? by purpleinopp May 14, 2018 12:50 PM 9
Coleus new mildew disease by KarenKees Mar 7, 2016 12:44 PM 11
PINK FOR BayouBeadery NEW MEMBER by Cinta Mar 26, 2015 9:00 AM 11

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