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Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus, Plectranthus tomentosus, Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil, Vicks Plant, Succulent Coleus

Plectranthus hadiensis var. tomentosus, Plectranthus tomentosus

Camphor Plant, Camphor Basil, Vicks Plant, Succulent Coleus
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: South Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantEthnomedical plant.
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Plectranthus tomentosus is a perennial, succulent-like herb or branched subshrubs with aromatic leaves spreading approximately 50-75 cm round. It is commonly known as the "Vicks Plant" for its leaves that smell like Vick's Vap-O-Rub or mentholatum when crushed.

Grows in savanna and dry forested regions. It is used to treat intestinal upsets. 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 plant prefers dry conditions, very drought tolerant.


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Plectranthus hadiensis tomentosus - Camphor Basil

Camphor plant - previously called as Ocimum kilimanscharicum. 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.

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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$17.95