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  Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'
  Family Name : Lamiaceae (Labiatae)

  Common Names : Mona Lavender, Spur Flower

 
Mona Lavender,Spur Flower
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Shrub
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      South Africa
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: It is a fast-growing, herbaceous shrub, which can grow up to 70 cm tall and has a dense bush. 
      Foliage: Foliage dark green and glossy, with purplish colour on the veins and underside of the leaves, margin toothed, leaf blade measuring up to 5 cm long and 2.5 cm wide . 
      Flowers: Purple or lavender in colour, spike-type of inflorescence, up to 15 cm long. 
      Taxonomy :
      A hybrid developed by Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, South Africa. 
      Cultivation :
      In order to induce branching and encourage compact growth habit, the plants require regular pinching by trimming the tips of new shoots. Remove the older flower heads as the inflorescence decline.  
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
      None
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Flowers, Ornamental Foliage
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Moist Soils, Well-Drained Soils, Fertile Loamy Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Parks & Gardens, Small Gardens, Flowerbed / Border, Skyrise / Balcony, Container Planting
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Semi-Shade
      Water Preference :
      Moderate Water
      Propagation Method :
      Stem Cutting
  • Foliar
    • Mature Foliage Colour(s) :
      Green
      Leaf Area Index (LAI) * for Green Plot Ratio :
      4.5 (Shrub & Groundcover - Dicot)
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Purple

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