“Plectranthus” Genus

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Plants in this genus are called ‘Spurflowers’ belonging to the family Lamiaceae. They are natives of Southern Africa, the African Tropics, and Madagascar. This genus consists of 85 species. The name of the genus is derived from two Greek words, ‘plektron’ and ‘anthos,’ which mean a striking tool and flower, respectively.

They are evergreen and may be characterized as semi-succulent and perennial plants. However, some plants in the genus are annual. Plants in this genus have attractive foliage for which they are usually domesticated as ornamental plants. Their leaves are velvety and soft. The leaves of some of them may be hairy.

These plants’ leaves come in many colors. Some are solid green, others solid crimson, while others are a mixture of green and crimson. They are flowering plants with blooms appearing from the inflorescence, which usually towers above the plant. Most in the genus flower copiously in season, producing tubular flowers that can be purple, blue, pink, purple, white, or lavender.

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