Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Stoep Jacaranda, Spurflower
Plectranthus saccatus

Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Plectranthus (plek-TRAN-thus) (Info)
Species: saccatus (sak-KAY-tus) (Info)

2 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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


Bloom Color:
Light Blue
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Click thumbnail
to view:

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #1 of Plectranthus saccatus by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #2 of Plectranthus saccatus by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #3 of Plectranthus saccatus by kennedyh

By kennedyh
Thumbnail #4 of Plectranthus saccatus by kennedyh

By jmorth
Thumbnail #5 of Plectranthus saccatus by jmorth

By growin
Thumbnail #6 of Plectranthus saccatus by growin

By RosinaBloom
Thumbnail #7 of Plectranthus saccatus by RosinaBloom

There are a total of 11 photos.
Click here to view them all!


2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive sallyg On Oct 30, 2013, sallyg from Anne Arundel,, MD (Zone 7b) wrote:

I got this as cuttings to keep over winter. Once it got growing in spring it grew in a pot with branching, spreading stems to about fifteen inches long by September. Flowers began in September, lasted through end of October. It's unspectacular in midsummer, but fills a niche for very late blooms here, outlasting goldenrod, and in bloom longer than mums.

Positive jmorth On Oct 24, 2007, jmorth from Divernon, IL (Zone 5b) wrote:

Overwintered in the basement under lights.

Neutral macybee On Sep 28, 2007, macybee from Deer Park, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

From eastern South Africa; this species is a soft-stemmed 4' tall shrub. The stems are tinged purple and its leaves are up to 3" long, semi-succulent with just a few large teeth. Its flowers are pale blue, in clusters of 1 to 3 on 4" spikes.
Zones 10-11


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

Divernon, Illinois
Millersville, Maryland
Carnation, Washington

We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America