Oregano, Cuban Oregano, 4in Potted Plant, Plectranthus Amboinicus, Lamiaceae, Organic, GMO Free
Name: Cuban Oregano
Scientific Name: Plectranthus Amboinicus
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.
Origination: South-East Africa
Recommended Uses: Culinary, Ornamental
Height: 12-18”, but can get up to 3’ long
Hardiness: zones: 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.