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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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kent
new wesminster, bc, canada
USDA Zone:8b
30 Jul 2014
Is this plant available/permitted in Canada? will it even survive in zone 6 (-10 - -5F)? I see the Camphor tree is available at a local nursery but what I am looking for is the plant.
Best argan oil
united state, United Kingdom
17 Nov 2012
I read this article nice information for natural herbal. this is very important person for everyone.
MD Fairchild
Fl. Palm beach
3 Jul 2011
This plant definately kills and repels ticks
charu
Denton,TX
USDA Zone:8b
11 Jun 2011
I got this one.It is not in very good condition though.Now is summer so ok.Would like to know how cold hardy it is.Do i have to bring it indoors during winter?We get snow almost 2-3 times during winter.
Rufina Main
la mesa, ca
USDA Zone:8
18 Nov 2009
I luv this plant, I use this daily on my tea, it does alot of miracle like lowering your cholesterol, high blood, sore throat, diabetic problem, i call this my miracle plant.
Duncan Heinly
West Melbourne,FL,USA
USDA Zone:10
31 Jul 2008
I believe that this is a Plectranthus species. It looks simular to the Vick's Plant (Plectranthus tomentosa), the Scaredy Cat Plant (Plectranthus 'Sumcol') and the Puerto Rican Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus.)
jeanita
corpus christi,texas
3 Oct 2004
I have heard that the Camphor plant repels fleas could you let me know if this is true.
thank you


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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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