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Solenostemon amboinicus, Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus, Allspise, Three-in-one spise, Cuban Oregano

Solenostemon amboinicus, Coleus amboinicus, Plectranthus amboinicus

Allspise, Three-in-one spise, Cuban Oregano
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Tropical America
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSemi-shadeModerate waterOrnamental foliageFragrantSpice or herb

Excellent variagated, fragrant herb that is ideal in mixed containers and patio planters. Leaves are used for cooking as basil. Great in full sun to part shade. Grows 10-14" tall. Fertilize every 2 weeks with an all-purpose fertilizer for best growth. Keep soil moderately moist. The fresh leaves are used in beef salad in Thailand. A species also is cultivated as a house plant because of its beautiful leaves.


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Plectranthus barbatus grandis (Solenostemon shirensis)

Giant Cuban Allspice,Largw bushy vrsion of this excellent fragrant herb. Perennial from tropical East Africa, 6 foot high with 5 inch hairy leaves. Blooms with foot long clusters mauve flowers. Beautiful, fragrant, strong, medicinal... there is so much good to say about this plant. A popular herb among the West Indies, the beneficial and useful properties go on and on. Have a bad cough? Try a few bold leaves with a cup of tea for a cure. Want the most tender pork of your life? Try stuffing a loin with some course leaf thyme. In the garden, the kitchen, or medicine cabinet, you will love it! And the best part? It is strong; very strong. Where as so many other herbs have such fragile or short life cycles, this plant will surely outlast them. An amazing compliment and must have addition to your herb or tropical garden.


RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot