Plectranthus grandidentatus

Creeping Vicks Plant

A very fast-growing, trailing herbaceous perennial with soft, succulent-like light green leaves, densely covered in hairs.  When crushed the leaves give off a strong, pungent smell, similar to that of Vicks Vaporub.  Masses of small white flowers are borne, mostly during autumn.  Grow as a groundcover or let it trail from hanging baskets and pots.


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This plant is indigenous to South Africa
Sun / Dappled shade
Prefers a well-drained soil
Frost tender. Plant in a protected spot or in pots that can be moved in winter.
The flowers will attract bees
The plant has strong microbial properties and is a good external antiseptic and anti-microbial remedy.
An excellent mosquito repellent as well.