Plectranthus amboinicus - Comfort Plant, Cuban Oregano



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Cuban Oregano, Comfort Plant, Indian Borage (Plectranthus amboinicus) (Sprengel): An African member of the mint family with long stems and velvety leaves. Its foliage has an aromatic fragrance akin to eucalyptus, camphor, and menthol. The stems can grow up to 3.0' long, bending and trailing from containers. It is a forgiving succulent and can grow quickly in-ground (in frost-free climates) or potted.

Some studies show this plant to have therapeutic properties, including antibacterial, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory effects. This useful succulent has the potential to become a household herbal remedy, much in the same way that Aloe vera is used. Learn more about this amazing plant at

Soft succulents will not survive a hard frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures they can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. They need part to full sun, good drainage, and regular water. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 50% to 70% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply enough for water to run out the drainage hole, then wait for the soil to dry before watering again.

Product Size

2.0" Pot

Color - Primary

Green / Lime

Bloom Color

Purple Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Low Growing / Creeping

Growth Habit / Shape

Hanging / Trailing

Special Characteristic

Hard to Kill

Special Characteristic

Easy to Propagate

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Pet Safe

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures





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