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