Plectranthus neochillis flowering groundcover

Plectranthus neochilus Lobster Spurflower (english)

Taxonomy

Family LAMIACEAE
Genus Plectranthus
Specie neochilus
SA Plant Number
Basionym Plectranthus neochilus

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Description

Plectranthus neochilus is a fairly hardy, evergreen, mounding small shrub with attractive, grey-green, succulent leaves that smell pungent when bruised.

The beautiful deep blue to purple flowers are borne on a terminal inflorescence of lobster-like flowers from September to April.

 It is very drought resistant and can be planted in sun or semi-shade. A particularly good subject for Loffelstein walls.

It is said to be an air purifier.

Size 30 to 40cm

Wildlife

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Distribution

Limpopo, Mpumalanga, KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape

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