Grown mainly for its velvety gray succulent leaves, this Australian native shrub can reach 3 feet high and wide.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsFuzzy, silvery foliage. Fast growth. Grow in a container or as an annual.
CareModerately fertile, well-drained soil in dappled shade. Indoors, it needs full light but shade from hot sun. Keep just moist in winter.
PropagationSow seed at 66° to 75°F when ripe. Divide in mid- or late spring, or take stem-tip cuttings any time.
ProblemsInfrequent, but sometimes affected by mealybugs, spider mites, leaf spots, and root rot.
- Genus : Plectranthus
- Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
- Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
- Zones : 10, 11
- Uses : Containers
- Growth Rate : Fast
- Moisture : Medium Moisture
- Maintenance : Moderate
- Light : Partial Shade
- Characteristics : Showy Foliage
- Plant Type : Shrubs
- Bloom Time : Summer
- Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
- Flower Color : White