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PlantFiles: Variegated Mintleaf
Plectranthus madagascariensis 'Variegated Mintleaf'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: madagascariensis (mad-uh-gas-KAR-ee-EN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Variegated Mintleaf
Additional cultivar information: (aka Variegatus)

Synonym:Plectranthus coleoides

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2 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive JulieAN On Jun 20, 2004, JulieAN from Neenah, WI wrote:

We grow it in outdoor containers in the summer here in WI, and call it alternatively iboza or "stinky vine."

For us, grows very well in containers -- no pests, no disease.

Positive Izabela On Jul 2, 2003, Izabela wrote:

I planted this plant early April - and it has passed some cold nights. It is growing wild and it is seen beautifully under a blue spruce tree. I can hardly wait to see the flowers next year - I'm hoping. I'm just wondering if I must cover this perennial with leaves in the fall so they will make it pass our severe cold weather here in MB.

Positive Holzwurm On Mar 20, 2003, Holzwurm wrote:

sweet smelling , great in window boxes as accent plant. Grew it in Sicily Italy, Germany and stateside .Can be rooted by cuttings


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Fallbrook, California
Oakland, California
San Diego, California
Stanford, California
Davenport, Iowa
Lexington Park, Maryland

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