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Plectranthus madagascariensis var aliciae

Plectranthus madagascariensis aliciae

Madagascar Spurflower (english)
Muishondblaar (afrikaans)

Taxonomy:

Family LAMIACEAE
Genus Plectranthus
Specie madagascariensis
Sub Specie aliciae
SA Plant Number
Basionym Plectranthus madagascariensis aliciae

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Description:

Plectranthus madagascariensis aliciae is a fairly hardy, evergreen, semi-succulent, aromatic, herbaceous plant that has attractive, variegated leaves with white margins which are carried on long trailing stems.

It bears white, mauve or purple flowers from February to November. A useful groundcover in semi-shade or shade. It makes an attractive hanging basket.

It attracts insects and butterflies and therefore also birds to the garden.

Prune back after flowering. Plant in semi-shade or shade in well-drained, well composted soil.

Used in traditional medicine.

Size Up to 40cm

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Distribution:

KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape

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