Coleus madagascariensis

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Coleus madagascariensis 1200x1200 1

Common names: thicket coleus (English). 
Botanical name: Coleus madagascariensis

Coleus madagascariensis, known as thicket coleus, is an attractive and hardy garden plant that produces colorful leaves and flowers. It thrives in shade or semi-shade conditions with little maintenance. Cuttings root easily and seedlings are vigorous. Leaves can be variegated. Plants flower in autumn with tubular white blooms. Traditionally used medicinally to treat coughs, colds and scabies. The pungent smell of leaves deters insects. Adds color and texture to the garden.

Uses & Benefits: indoor, medicine, pot plant

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Family: Lamiaceae
Type: ground cover
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Use as Medicine


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