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Plectranthus neochilus

This plant is a hardy aromatic succulent herb, naturally found north/east of the Eastern Cape. It is a fast spreading ground cover with succulent grey-green leaves. The beautiful flowers are carried on tall spikes.

Plectranthus comes from the Greek plektron meaning a spur and anthos, flower; referring to the spur that is found at the base of the corolla tube of the type species for the genus while neochilus is derived from the Latin word chilo, which refers to the (calyx) lips.

Family Name:
Common Name:
Smelly spur flower, lobster flower (Eng.); rotstuinsalie (Afr.)
Plant Height:
300 to 500 mm
Flower Colour:
Blue Purple
Flowering Time:
September, October, November, December, January, February, March, April