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PlantFiles: Gold-Edged Plectranthus
Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: forsteri (FOR-ster-ee) (Info)
Cultivar: Aureus Variegatus

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12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Blooms repeatedly


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By simple layering

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Kell On Nov 6, 2005, Kell from Northern California, CA (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is an upright Plectranthus that can get to be 2 ft tall by 4 ft wide. It has irregular variegation on fleshy velvety-pubescent leaves. It is a strilking plant!

Positive chudley On Nov 13, 2003, chudley from Atlanta, GA wrote:

Very heat and drought tolerant, even in containers and hot window boxes.


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

Clayton, California
San Diego, California
San Leandro, California
Soquel, California
Boca Raton, Florida
Atlanta, Georgia
Davenport, Iowa
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
Gilmer, Texas

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