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Products > Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus'
 
Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Lamiaceae (Labiatae) (Mints)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Variegated Foliage: Yes
Synonyms: [P. fosteri 'Green on Green']
Height: 2-4 feet
Width: 4-5 feet
Exposure: Light Shade/Part Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus' - Bushy small perennial (shrub) to 2 feet tall and 4 feet wide with attractive foliage that is velvety-pubescent with irregular creamy white crenately-toothed margins. Will grow in coastal full sun but looks best in light shade. Hardy to 28 F. and tolerant of moderate to very little water. A great plant for part sun where it can brighten up a dark spot in the garden. Plectrancthus fosteri is a species that grows in the South Pacific from New Caledonia to Tonga and this name has always been suspect, but Plectranthus forsteri 'Aureus Variegatus' seems to be what most call this plant, though we have also noted the cultivar name 'Green on Green' used as well. Whatever it is, it is a nice plant that somewhat resembles Plectrancthus coleoides marginatus, but differs in having larger leaves that are less pointed. The name for the genus comes from the Greek words 'plektron' meaning a "spur" and 'anthos' meaning "flower" in reference to the spur that is found at the base of the corolla tube of the type species Plectranthus fruticosus.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Plectranthus Aureus Variegatus.
 
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