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Name my Plectranthus, please

Posted by seedmoney 8A ( on
Fri, Aug 29, 14 at 9:18

Spied this fine plant erroneously labeled as "Allamanda Yellow Bud" at a local nursery. Believe I may have a fine species of Plectranthus, but which one? Plants grow upright to 8 inches; the felted, opposite leaves are succulent and entire plant is covered in minute hair. Appreciate your insights.

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RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

Hmmm...does it smell minty (Eucalyptus-y), or like Oregano, or like a skunk (not so likely)?

RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

The scent reminds me of incense, the kind Catholic priests burn on holy days. Does that make sense? :-0
Definitely not an unpleasant smell. Not really minty either (I have Plectranthus montanus (formerly P. cylindricus) which exudes a fruity minty smell detectable from a foot away). The fragrance on this one is only noticeable when you crush a leaf. Thanks for your help...

RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

Ohhh, it's been a VERY loooong time since I smelled THAT scent, and as I recall, I didn't like it very much. :P

Hmmm, s'okay...rules out Vicks Plant. I want to say it's Cuban Oregano, but there's seems to be too much confusion on the web as to what's what. So, I don't want to steer you the wrong way. I'll try to get back to this again. Dinner calls at the moment, though. :)

Running around, looking at P. amboinicus, oregano, neochilus, la la.

RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

I got a cutting that looks like yours from someone that calls it a licorice plant but that's a common name for SEVERAL plants

RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

  • Posted by mfyss w. Ill. (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 1, 14 at 17:36

Any chance you could post a photo of your P. montanus? Flower photos should help, if you have them. Yale

RE: Name my Plectranthus, please

Hi all,
What are your opinions with regard to the plectranthus in the link below being identical to mine? I realize mine is etiolated, but to my eye i think this may be what I have....

Plectranthus species from J Audissou, ex Lav & Horwood 10249 Galgallo. Somalia

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