TROPICAL PLANT ENCYCLOPEDIA


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Number of plants found: 4    

Coleus scutellarioides, Solenostemon scutellarioides, Plectranthus scutellarioides, Coleus blumei verschaffeltii, Coleus hybridus, Painted Nettle

Coleus scutellarioides, Solenostemon scutellarioides, Plectranthus scutellarioides, Coleus blumei verschaffeltii

Coleus hybridus, Painted Nettle
Family: Lamiaceae
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageSeaside, salt tolerant plant

This is a very reliable and predictable coleus that doesn't "drift". Growth Habit: Upright. Mature Height: 2 to 3 feet. Colorful Spring to Fall. Recommended Light: Full sun to light shade. This plant has an improved tolerance to high light intensities and a higher heat tolerance than most Coleus. Foliage is a very attractive and it keeps its color throughout the season. A great plant for foliage color.





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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
 
 


Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Plectranthus

Plectranthus argentatus

Silver Plectranthus
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Australia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersBlue/lavender/purple flowersOrnamental foliageFragrantSpice or herb

Bushy or semi-trailing perennial. This plant makes an impressive specimen with large felted silvery leaves and candelabras of blue coleus-like flowers.



Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Plectranthus
Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Plectranthus
Plectranthus argentatus, Silver Plectranthus


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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.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Spice or herbAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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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https://toptropicals.com/catalog/uid/plectranthus_hadiensis_tomentosus.htm

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.

RECOMMENDED FERTILIZER:
SUNSHINE Robusta - Rapid Growth Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6-10"/1-3 gal pot, large plant
In stock
$17.95



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