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Plectranthus amboinicus 'Wedgewood'

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: amboinicus (am-boy-IN-ih-kuss) (Info)
Cultivar: Wedgewood

Synonym:Coleus amboinicus

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

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
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
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Grown for foliage

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

Soil pH requirements:
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Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive jonivy On Jun 10, 2003, jonivy from South Pasadena, CA wrote:

Plectranthus amboinicus 'Wedgewood' is a sport from P. amboinicus 'Variegatus. Its pattern--a wide green margin surrounding a central yellow-tinted blaze--is one that we find repeatedly in several species in this genus; a "reversal" sport from a white-margined mutation. This mutation has occurred repeatedly at various times and places where 'Variegatus' has been grown, and it has been propagated and introduced by various nurseries under different names: 'Well-Sweep', 'Ochre Flame', 'Athens Gem', in additon to 'Wedgewood'. Its fragrance and taste are especially sweet--to my palate, the best of all the various forms of Plectranthus amboinicus.


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

Cape Coral, Florida

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