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Plectranthus venteri

Plectranthus venteri
Common names: Sekukuni spurflower (Eng.); sekoekoeniespoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... in full sun or in the shade of boulders. Plectranthus are primarily pollinated by insects and many beneficial insects, ... flowers. However, a myriad of insects are pollinators to Plectranthus , depending on the length of their tubular flowers. The ...

30 / 04 / 2018 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus lucidus

Plectranthus lucidus
Common names: shiny spurflower (Eng.); blinkblaar spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... plants, in stabilized dunes under trees. Plectranthus is primarily pollinated by insects and many beneficial insects ... flowers. However, a myriad of insects are pollinators to Plectranthus depending on the length of their tubular flowers. The ...

23 / 04 / 2018 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus esculentus

Plectranthus esculentus
Common names: wild potato, African potato, Livingstone potato (Eng.); wilde aartappel (Afr.); itapile (Xhosa); tsenza (Shona); mutada (Venda); ulujilo, umbondiwe (Z
Family: Lamiaceae

... Herbarium, Pretoria July 2015   Plectranthus esculentus is a trailing, semi-succulent, deciduous herb that ... measures need to be taken in order to control this. Plectranthus Being able to thrive under many climatic and soil conditions, ...

27 / 07 / 2015 | B Busch | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Plectranthus madagascariensis

Plectranthus madascariensis 'Lynne'
Common names: thicket spurflower, Madagascar spurflower, candle plant (Eng.); ruigte spoorsalie, Madagaskarmuishondblaar (Afr.); iboza lehlathi, ilozane (isiZulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

...     Amongst the best-known of the Plectranthus species is P. madagascariensis var. madagascariensis . ... early April in the southern hemisphere). Plectranthus madagascariensis var. madagascariensis has a remarkably ...

09 / 06 / 2014 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus hadiensis

Plectranthus hadiensis var. hadiensis
Common names: hairy spurflower; harige spoorsalie (Afr.); ilozane (isiXhosa); imbozisa (Zulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Botanical Garden June 2014   Plectranthus hadiensis var. hadiensis is a herbaceous perennial, 1.5m ... 8mm in size, are formed and released when ripe. Plectranthus hadiensis var. hadiensis has a widespread distribution from ...

02 / 06 / 2014 | Mpendulo Gabayi | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus reflexus

Plectranthus reflexus
Common names: ballerina spurflower; ballerina spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Botanical Garden May 2014 Plectranthus reflexus is a semi-succulent, upright herbaceous perennial. The ... and forests, often near streams. The ecology of Plectranthus reflexus in the wild is somewhat of a mystery, particularly ...

06 / 05 / 2014 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus strigosus

Great in a hanging basket
Common names: dwarf spurflower; dwerg spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2014   Plectranthus strigosus is a semi-succulent perennial herb. Like most members ... that, even though a herb, it can be quite long-lived. Plectranthus strigosus seems to be able to morph its physiology depending on ...

21 / 04 / 2014 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus swynnertonii

Plant in flower
Common names: Swynnerton's spur flower, cress spur flower; Debengeni spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Botanical Garden April 2014   Plectranthus swynnertonii is a herbaceous perennial to 600 mm high. Its ... found along stream banks in frost free areas. Plectranthus species are insect-pollinated. The pollen on the anthers ripens ...

07 / 04 / 2014 | Monique Mcquillan | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus ciliatus

PLectranthus ciliatus
Common names: speckled spur-flower, eyelash spur-flower, white wild sage; gespikkelde muishondblaar, wimperspoorsalie (Afr.); lephele-phele (Sesotho); umsuthuza (is
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Herbarium, Pretoria September 2013 Plectranthus ciliatus is a procumbent to decumbent (i.e. grows along the ... subtropical forests where it grows on the forest floor. Plectranthus ciliatus occurs from Uniondale and Knysna in the Western Cape to ...

23 / 09 / 2013 | B Busch | National Herbarium Pretoria
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Plectranthus zuluensis 'Lupatana'

Common names: Lupatana spurflower (Eng.); Zoeloewitspoorsalie, Zoeloemuishondblaar (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden May 2012 Plectranthus zuluensis 'Lupatana' is a soft, erect or sprawling perennial ... the flowers are borne in whorls of six and, unusual for Plectranthus, the upper pair of stamens is sterile. Fruit are small, dark ...

28 / 05 / 2012 | Antonia Xaba | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus ernstii

Plectranthus ernstii
Common names: bonsai mint; bonsai spurflower (Eng.), bonsai-spoorsalie, kransworsies (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Herbarium February 2012   Plectranthus ernstii is an erect to decumbent, pleasantly aromatic, ... with age. These swollen, jointed stems make this Plectranthus distinct from all others. The leaves are aromatic and have ...

20 / 02 / 2012 | Andrew Hankey | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus grandidentatus

Leaves and flower spike
Common names: scented-leaved spurflower, big toothed spurflower (Eng.); groottand spoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... NBG December 2011   Plectranthus grandidentatus is a trailing, soft herbaceous perennial, 300-600 ... nutlet, usually with four nutlets per flower. Plectranthus grandidentatus naturally occurs in Afromontane Forest, on ...

19 / 12 / 2011 | Kyle Smith | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus verticillatus

Plectranthus verticillatus groundcover
Common names: gossip spurflower, money plant, (Eng.); skindersalie (Afr).
Family: Lamiaceae

... to Limpopo. Does not tolerate frost. Plectranthus It is easy to grow, whether for ground cover or for ornamental ... drooping: a sure sign of under-watering.   Plectranthus from plektron - a spur, referring to the spur at the base ...

26 / 07 / 2010 | S Khanyile | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Plectranthus fruticosus 'Liana'

Common names: Liana spurflower (Eng.); muishondblaar (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... in the southern hemisphere). The species Plectranthus fruticosus has a remarkably widespread distribution from ... pollinators like bees. During the dry winter months Plectranthus species have the ability to survive extreme drought — they ...

24 / 05 / 2010 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus oertendahlii

In flower
Common names: silverleaf spurflower, Swedish ivy, Oertendahl's spurflower, November lights ( Eng. ); silwerspoorsalie, bontblaarspoorsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... Kirstenbosch NBG May 2008   Plectranthus oertendahlii has slightly succulent leaves and stems that root ... season but loses its vigour as it gets older. Plectranthus oertendahlii is endemic to a small area from the Oribi Gorge ...

05 / 05 / 2008 | Liesl Van der Walt | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus ambiguus

Plectranthus ambiguus
Common names: pincushion spurflower ( Eng. ); speldekussing spoorsalie (Afr.); iboza elincane (Zulu)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden March 2007 Plectranthus ambiguus is a spreading, herbaceous, perennial groundcover ... and persists for a while but eventually falls off. Plectranthus ambiguus grows on the fringes of subtropical coastal and ...

30 / 04 / 2007 | Alice Notten | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus zuluensis

Plant in flower
Common names: Zulu spurflower ( Eng. ); Zoeloespoorsalie, Zoeloemuishondblaar (Afr.).
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden January 2007 Plectranthus zuluensis is an erect or sprawling, soft shrub up to 2 m high, ... along the upper lip. This species is unusual in the genus Plectranthus as the upper pair of stamens are sterile. The main flowering ...

08 / 01 / 2007 | Isabel Johnson | Kwazulu-Natal NBG
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Plectranthus neochilus

Plectranthus neochilus
Common names: smelly spur flower, lobster flower (Eng.); rotstuinsalie (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... and purple flowers are borne from September to April. This plectranthus has succulent, grey-green leaves, which form an attractive ground ... Africa, as well as in Zimbabwe, Zambia and Namibia. Plectranthus Plants perform exceptionally well as ground covers, in warm ...

31 / 05 / 2004 | T Mukoma | Lowveld NBG
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Plectranthus ' Mona Lavender'

Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'
Common names: spur flower, Mona Lavender (Eng.); muishondblaar (Afr.)
Family: Lamiaceae

... can be extended right into early summer. Plectranthus Growing 'Mona Lavender' is a pleasure for any gardener as it ... on the purple undersides of the leaf. Like most Plectranthus species, 'Mona Lavender' enjoys a rich soil with plenty of ...

03 / 11 / 2003 | Adam Harrower | Kirstenbosch NBG
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Plectranthus fruticosus 'James'

Beds of Plectranthus fruticosus 'James'
Common names: Pink Spur Flower (E), Muishondblaar (A), Vlieëbos (A)
Family: Lamiaceae

... National Botanical Garden April 2002 This plectranthus is a particularly attractive form of Plectranthus fruticosus , a shade-loving species with flowers mostly in shades ...

22 / 04 / 2002 | Norma Jodamus | Kirstenbosch NBG
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