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Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by longk, Jun 3, 2018.

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    I went to the village plant sale this morning and came back with a few choice plants for very little money (ie a large potful of Crinum for £3.50 etc). But the plant that I am most pleased about is a plant that I lusted after from the first time that I saw it at Oxfords Botanic Gardens and I immediately sought it out - easily found in California and South Africa but not here in the UK. Over time it got forgot about until today when I saw it on the table, thought to myself "no way", checked the label and rapidly parted with a whole pound!
    So this year I am finally trying to grow Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'.
    What it should look like...............
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    This is what I got for a quid yesterday................
    [​IMG]Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr

    [​IMG]Plectranthus australis 'Mona Lavender' by longk48, on Flickr
     
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      Well dine @longk .
      I've got a couple of the more normal Plectranthus ( plain shiny green and variegated ) but I've never seen that one.
       
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      That's because it's like rocking horse poo outside of warm countries!
       
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          That's an interesting looking plant. And a bit of a bargain !
           
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          It is a beauty in the flesh. And it has grown like boogery this summer..............
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            pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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