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Cuban Oregano

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Description

Spanish Thyme, Indian Borage, Mexican Thyme. This fleshy, aromatic, plant originates from south eastern Africa, but has naturalized throughout the tropics. The leaves have a spicy scent similar to Oregano and it has been used traditionally to flavor meats. The spongy leaves have a downy sheen and are highly aromatic if brushed. Medicinally, the leaves were traditionally used as a tea or or fried in oil for respiratory and bronchial issues. Makes a sweet houseplant in colder climates and is easily propagated from cuttings. Cuban Oregano requires well drained soil and light watering. Tropical perennial. Hardy to Zone 9.

Latin Name Plecanthrus amboinicus
 
 
 
 
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