Plectranthus

Plectranthus forsteri

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Velvet/Fuzzy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Lubbock, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 8, 2003, jonivy from South Pasadena, CA wrote:

This handsome species is native to New Caledonia and other Oceanic islands east and north of Australia. Thus it is tender. Its large, tropical-looking foliage is thick and covered with soft, velvety hairs. It has a slightly minty fragrance but is not as aromatic as some other kinds of Plectranthus. This species also has two variegated sports: P. forsteri 'Marginatus' with broad, pure white borders, and P. forsteri 'Aureo-Variegatus', with a narrow gold border. In southern California I keep all three as container plants with morning sun and afternoon shade in a loose, slightly gritty soil mixture and water regularly. I move them indoors when the temperature gets down to the mid-30s F (+2-3 C). They also do well in the ground during the warm part of the year and make striking summer ... read more

BACK TO TOP