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Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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 Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?)
Family: Lamiaceae / Labiatae
Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil
Origin: Kenya
groundcover and low-growingsmall shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shadedry conditionsornamental foliagepink flowersfragrantethnomedicalspice or herbUnknown name

This plant in our collection was originally labeled as Ocimum kilimanscharicum, however we are not curtain on this name.

It is used to treat intestinal upsets. A large plant with grey-green foliage and a strong medicinal, camphor scent. Spreads to 6ft wide. The flowers are white to light purple, and exceptionally attractive to honey bees. Give this one room, as it can spread to three of four feet across. Prune back by half every six months to reduce woodiness. Has a strong camphor aroma overlaying. Excellent in herb mixtures (usually very hard to find). Very fast growing - ideal for filling empty spots. The leaves are a commercial source of camphor oil. Camphor oil has been used for bruises, sprains and inflammations for hundreds of years. Camphor oil is a traditional clothes moth repellent. Try some Camphor Basil in your linen press.

The plant prefers dry conditions, very drought tolerant.


 Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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Ocimum kilimanscharicum (?), Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil

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Camphor plant. Wonderful scent! Very rare herb great for ground cover, xeriscape or rock garden, needs no care, grows fast, very drought tolerant. Plant it along walkway and enjoy pleasant scent as you walk by or brush on it.
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in 1 gal pot

1 plant in stock
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$14.95

 


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