days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every square foot
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for:
harvest notes: harvest leaves for medicinal use
The internet has very little information about this mint family plant thats very closely related to some of our other favorites, like Vicks plant and Cuban Oregano, but because it’s related to those cool plants we want to get to know it. Due to its pungent aroma, which is a mix of eucalyptus and oregano, it is said to ward off garden mammal pests, like cats and raccoons. its main use is as a medicinal plant that contains the active ingredient of paracetamol, which is a well trusted pain reliever. We like this plant because it makes an amazing easy to care for ground cover, that will thrive in the sun or shade. We’ve seen it in a number of gardens being grown just as a ground cover and its beautiful and seems indestructible. Its very easy to propagate from cuttings too, so if you do want to cover a large area with it you can grab a couple of plants from us and use them to make lots of new plants for yourself.