During Winter and some early Spring shipments. Some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT. This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Cuban Oregano - Plectranthus barbatus - Potted Herb - 2.5" Pot
Cuban oregano is a highly aromatic succulent plant that originated in southern and eastern Africa, but which gained more appreciation when it was brought to the Caribbean islands long ago. It is a strong herb that can easily overpower other flavors,
The Latin name for Cuban oregano is Plectranthus barbatus. It's a perennial plant with a flavor similar to oregano that is actually native to southern and eastern Africa, but which has also found hospitable homes in the Caribbean tropics.
Like many succulent plants, Cuban oregano has the stem with the rectangular cross section, plus leaves that are thick, grey-green, fuzzy, and succulent. When mature, the plant reaches 50 cm in height. The leaves have a strong aroma, particularly when handled by hand. The ideal conditions for Cuban oregano are well-drained soil with partial shade. In cold climates, it can be grown in a pot and brought inside during cold weather. It only needs water sparingly.
Ships in a 2.5 inch pot.