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ID for smelly plant

Posted by hanzrobo 11 (My Page) on
Fri, Jun 17, 11 at 22:24

Smells like a skunk. The leaves are thick, not as thick as Plectranthus amboinicus 'cuban oregano', but definitely succulent. It leaves a light, sticky residue on your fingers. The flower is, well, see for yourself.
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RE: ID for smelly plant

I love your posts, and pictures, you are sure are creative with your titles. Thanks for posting. Norma


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RE: ID for smelly plant

That's a Plectranthus I think. I have them in the garden as a groundcover.


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RE: ID for smelly plant

I love your posts, and pictures, you are sure are creative with your titles. Thanks for posting. Norma


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Thank you Norma. Your knowledge and insight has been a tremendous gift to the C&S community, including myself. Double thanks.
Rian, haha, I didn't even think to search for other types of Plectranthus. It's Plectranthus neochilus - 'Lobster Flower'. Deer resistant and possible snake repellent? Cool, so... when we move out to a ranch, I'll have my ground cover. Sweet.
They grow it not too far from here.

Here is a link that might be useful: We Grow Smelly Plant


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Something about those flowers always reminds me of lavender. I have to keep an eye on mine - they grow pretty "strongly" - do not want to aggressive - but I find them easy to keep in check.


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