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Variegated Cuban Oregano

Variegated Cuban Oregano


Sold as a rooted plant in a 4” pot.

Partial shade.

Annual or bring inside for the winter.

Coleus amboinicus, synonym Plectranthus amboinicus, is a semi-succulent perennial plant in the family Lamiaceae with a pungent citrus and oregano-like flavor and odor.

Common names in English include Indian borage, country borage, French thyme, Indian mint, Mexican mint, Cuban oregano, soup mint, Spanish thyme.

This rare variety's foliage has three shades of green variegated leaves.

Coleus amboinicus is a fast-growing plant commonly grown in gardens and indoors in pots. In dry climates, the herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position.

It grows well in subtropical and tropical locations, but will do well in cooler climates if grown in a pot and brought indoors, or moved to a warm, sheltered position in winter.

Prefers a bit of shade as the leaves may burn in the full sun. Provide regular irrigation and good drainage.

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