Plectranthus hadiensis

Plectranthus hadiensis
Plectranthus hadiensis

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Botanical name: Coleus hadiensis

The hairy coleus, Plectranthus hadiensis, is a striking perennial herb with purple stems and hairy leaves that vary in color from green to purple. It attracts bees, butterflies, and birds with its spikes of blue flowers. Hairy coleus has a long history of traditional use by various African cultures for medicinal, ritual, and ornamental purposes. It is said to have anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, and analgesic properties, and to help with respiratory, digestive, and skin problems. Hairy coleus is easy to grow in well-drained soil and partial shade, and can be propagated by cuttings or seeds.

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Family: Lamiaceae
Type: ground cover, succulent
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Flower colour: mauve, pink, white
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