Oregano, Cuban, Plectranthus Amboinicus, Lamiaceae, 4in potted plant, Organic, Heirloom, GMO Free
Three different Cuban Oregano! One each of our non-variegated, white variegated, and green variegated varieties. Live plants in a 4″ Pot.
Name: Cuban Oregano
Scientific Name: Plectranthus Amboinicus & Plectranthus amboinicus ‘variegatus’
Cuban Oregano is a Perennial Succulent which has many culinary uses and presents a strong flavor in soups, stews, and meat dishes. As part of the Mint/Dead nettle family, the thick fuzzy leaves can be used either dried or fresh, and provide a unique flavor to dishes. Cuban Oregano does well in hanging baskets forming a nice trailing habit, or in the ground as a small mounded ground cover. The non-variegated variety has sold green leaves, and tends to be a faster grower than its variegated counterpart. The variegated variety’s foliage has white variegated edges, while the green variegated has a chartreuse center and darker green edges.
Origination: South-East Africa
Recommended Uses: Culinary, Ornamental
Height: 12-18” (.5 m) but can get up to 3’ (1m) long
Hardiness: zones: USDA 10 -11
Flower Color: Varies. white, pink, or lavender
Other Names: Soup mint, Mexican Mint
Prefers a bit of shade as the leaves may burn in the full sun; browning around sawtooth edges of the leaves is usually a sign of too much sun. It is frost tender so protect it from extreme colds. Cuban Oregano does well year round in tropical, and semi-tropical environments. Provide regular irrigation and good drainage.