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Fast-growing plants with showy leaves that are heart-shaped to rounded with scalloped, toothed, or wavy margins. Foliage is often aromatic and somewhat hairy. Grown as annuals or houseplants in cold or temperate regions and as perennials in the tropics.
|Plant Types:||Interior Plant, Perennial, Succulent|
|Light:||Shade to Partial Sun|
|Height:||4 inches to 1 foot|
|Width:||2 feet to 3 feet|
|Zones:||10a to 11b|
|Bloom Seasons:||Early summer, Mid summer, Late summer|
|Special Features:||Attractive foliage, Not North American native|
|Shape:||Spreading or horizontal, Variable spread|
|Fertilizer:||Miracle-Gro® Water Soluble All Purpose Plant Food|
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Sow seeds indoors 10 weeks before last frost at 65-75°F. Transplant after frost and temperatures are above 45F. Easily root from cuttings any time of year.
Annuals, evergreen perennials, semi-succulents, and shrubs. This plant likes lots of sun, but grows best when shaded from hot midday sun or in dappled shade. In sites with warmer climates, Plectranthus works well in a border. Less hardy plants make good container specimens and houseplants. Trailing species grow nicely in hanging baskets.
Blooms whorled flowers in terminal racemes usually in summer.
Plant in containers in mineral-based potting soil. Otherwise plant in rich, well-drained soil. Water freely during the growing season, and keep moist during winter.
Apply balanced liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season.
Mealybugs and spider mites. Other issues include leaf spots and root rot.