Description for Plectranthus ambiguus
Plectranthus, with some 350 species, is a genus of warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere, in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, India and the Indonesian archipelago down to Australia and some Pacific Islands.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|Swedish ivy||Lavender||Seasonal bloomer||1.00 to 2.00 feet||Easy to grow|
Planting and care
Plectranthus Mona Lavender is winter hardy in Zones 9b to 10 and withstands light frosts (temperatures down to 25 to 30 degrees F). In the landscape, expect Mona Lavender to grow to 12 to 24 inches tall and wide. In planting beds, tuck plants into well-drained soil amended with organic matter.
|Full Sun to Partial Shade||Well drained soil||Medium||25 to 30 degrees F||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Plectranthus ambiguus
- Plectranthus argentatus is a vigorous grower in full sun or partial shade (required in warm inland areas of the West) and evenly moist soil. Plants should not be allowed to dry out. Pinch as needed to keep bushy and compact in annual containers or beds. Hardy to Zone 10 (30Ã‚Â°F).
Typical uses of Plectranthus ambiguus
Special features: Borders where winter hardy. Containers or hanging baskets for decks or patios. Houseplant.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.