Toilet Paper Plant aka Blue Spur Flower
Toilet Paper Plant
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant per 10 square feet
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: mealy bugs and lookalike plantsharvest notes: harvest large leaves as needed, plant will stay bushy if its pruned often
If this plant looks familiar to you and youre thinking, “I know this plant, but i use it as an herb” then you’ve mistaken it for its very similar looking and popular cousin, cuban oregano. While cuban oregano is super fragrant and used as a cooking herb, Blue Spur Flower, aka toilet paper plant, has no aroma and isn’t used in a culinary way, its main use is as an ornamental and as a living sustainable alternative to toilet paper! This is a super fun perennial shrub that makes a cute blue flower, grows very easily, responds well to pruning and yes, it makes the perfect soft yet firm toilet paper option. Propagates easily from cuttings so you can make new plants to give away to friends. Spread the TP leaf love! While looking for pics of this cutie in the wild we found a fun blog article and video made by Florida Sustainability icon Rob Greenfield, check it out!
Main photo courtesy of Rob Greenfield.