Vascular – Exotic
Herbs - Dicotyledons other than Composites
An erect shrub, usually 1.5-2m high, young stems densely covered with fine hairs. Similar hairs also on leaves, especially along upper side of veins. Flowers blue-violet, borne in a loose, erect panicle about 30cm high at the top of the stems.(DOC 1998)
December, January, February, March, April, May
Perennial. Mainly spreads vegetatively (Owen 1997).
E and S Africa
Reason for introduction
plectranthus: From the Greek plektron (spur) and anthos (flower), referring to the spurred flowers