Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’: Spur Flowers

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Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavender’ is a hybrid developed here at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens that is becoming a hit around the world!

Plectranthus, with some 350 species, is a genus of warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere, in sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar, India and the Indonesian archipelago down to Australia and some Pacific Islands. They are closely related to Solenostemon and are known as the spur flowers. Several species are grown as ornamental plants, as leaf vegetables, as root vegetables for their edible tubers, or as medicine.

Photo: Flower Dome, Gardens By The Bay, Singapore 20130518

Source: Wikipedia

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