This plant is often referred to as Cuban Mint or Cuban Oregano. Plectranthus amboinicus is a perennial succulent with aromatic foliage. It is often grown as a houseplant but can thrive outdoors in warm season regions or in summer. Leaves contain pungent oils, which can be harnessed for cooking.
Cuban oregano is a member of the mint or deadnettle family. As such, it has characteristic thick, fuzzy leaves with a strong pleasing odor. Leaves are grayish green and finely haired and saw-toothed at the edges. Flowers are borne in panicles and may be white, pink or lavender.
Plants grow between 12 and 18 inches (30.5 and 45 cm.) tall and may develop a trailing habit, making it attractive in hanging baskets. As an in-ground plant, it will spread to a small mounded ground cover. Cuban oregano growing requirements are somewhat different than traditional oreganos, as they may burn in full sun and perform better in some light shade. Drought tolerant due to its succulent nature but regular water keeps it looking best. Let it get to dry between watering. Not fussy about it soil mix just must be free draining.
This plant is very vigorous and will easily fill a one gallon from a 3.5" in a season.
Available in flats of 18
This is a pre order for expected delivery in May