Scientific namePlectranthus neochilus (lobster bush, fly bush, or mosquito bush) is a perennial ground cover with highly fragrant, partially scalloped, ovate leaves. flowers are purple blue inflorescent spikes. Overall the plant almost resembles a succulent lavender bush, with oversized flowers.
Moisten the soil and dig a small hole. Cut some stems, preferably with roots and place in the hole. If you plant out in summer, make sure you water for 2 weeks until it has roots when you will see the flowers and leaves look healthy and beautiful.
If you take cuttings without roots, place in a jar of water until they have grown roots, and plant out as above.
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This table below shows how many plants we are trying to obtain for this species.
We are in need of this species! Can you help? Maybe you have this species at home, or perhaps you can collect seeds or cuttings (if applicable) from friends or from a public space. If so, why don't you help establish this species in areas where it is much needed!
This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.
Easy to grow
It provides food for: