Lavender Plectranthus

Mona Lavender Plectranthus has flower spikes that are covered with dark lavender floretts similar in shape to a mini orchid. Dark green fuzzy foliage is a rich purple when turned over. The more exposure to the sun, the darker the purple gets on the underside of the leaf. Mona Lavender Plectranthus is great in fall landscapes for warmer climates.

This cousin to Swedish ivy and the mint family, was developed in South Africa.  It can be grown indoors as a house plant as long as it has a bright location.

When planted outside in the landscape, it can withstand a light freeze and temperatures down to around 25 degrees F.  After the blooms are spent on a stalk, cut them off to keep the plant tidy and promote continued blooming.

Picture © 2001 Ball Horticultural Company

Size: #4.5

Spacing: Plant 12″ to 14″ apart.

Height: Grows 12″ to 16” tall

How To Grow: Plant in full sun to full shade.

Outstanding Features: Performs equally well in sun or shade.

Tips: Blooms best in moderate temperatures.

Uses: Garden Bed, Containers, Landscapes

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6 Responses to “Mona Lavender Plectranthus”

  • I am interested in purchasing this variety. Do you ship to Maryland? What’s the price?

    Thank you.

    Elizabeth

  • jason:

    Thanks for contacting us, Elizabeth. Mona Lavender Plectranthus is a great plant. We are a wholesale company that grows plants for garden centers. I am sorry, but we only sell to individuals through our retail shop. I suggest you contact your local nursery or garden center and ask them to carry this plant this spring.

    Thanks again for stopping by.

  • I saw this species for the first time this week-end and fell in love. I purchased a beautiful specimen and put it out in its original pot in my garden with the intention of putting it in a planter the next day. Unfortunately we had a major thunderstorm overnight. Many stems were broken off. I have put them in a vase with water, hoping they will root. Any chance this will work?

  • jason:

    You can propagate Mona Lavender Plectranthus by cuttings, and one method hobby gardeners use is to root them in water. I have not tried it with this plant, but I think it will work. Let us know how it goes.

    Thanks for contacting us.

  • Well, things are looking good. I left it in water until a few days ago, and it developed a huge amount of roots. I planted it in the ground a few days ago, and so far so good. There are not many flowers at this time (the weather is extremely hot – in the 90’s for the past couple of weeks), but the foliage is beautiful. I am hoping it will stay this way well into the fall, when the weather will bring an end to the annuals in this area.

  • jason:

    Thanks for the update Jackie. I’m glad it worked.

    Mona Lavender Plectranthus will not bloom when it is hot so don’t expect much color until it cools off this fall.

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