Plectranthus forsteri ‘Marginatus’

Names

Names

Scientific: Plectranthus forsteri ‘Marginatus’

English: Swedish ivy

Portuguese: Incenso-bastardo

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Southern hemisphere

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NamePlectranthus forsteri 'Marginatus'
English NameSwedish ivy.
Portuguese NameIncenso-bastardo.
German NameN/A
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginSouthern hemisphere.
HabitatTemperate and warm climates.
Life CyclePerennial
Preferences CultivationPrefers fertile, moist, well drained soils, developing well in the sun or semi-shade and even as a houseplant. Likes to be well watered in summer. Sensitive to frost.
Method of propagationSowing - in mid spring and late summer.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to July. H: 0,45 m, ᴓ 0,9 m
Description of smells and flavorsIntense. Aroma of incense, characteristic of the species.
Properties MedicinalIt is traditionally used to purify the air.
Properties EdibilityUnknown
Properties OtherOrnamental. The incense is burned in religious ceremonies.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themPests: mealybugs and mites. Diseases: leaf spots and root rot.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: leaves and stems. Pruning: It may become invasive, must therefore be controlled with regular pruning.
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe incense is burned in religious ceremonies.

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