Thursday 16 May 2024


Plectranthus ‘Mona lavender’ is a broadleaf evergreen, herbaceous perennial shrub with a dense, rounded form. It belongs to the mint family (Lamiaceae) and is a hybrid of  two South African parents: Plectranthus saccatus and Plectranthus hilliardiae.

In Australia it is grown as a houseplant in pots or in the garden. It requires partial shade and soil that is high in organic matter and moist with good drainage. It requires a warm temperate climate for full-time outside growth. In cooler climates, it may be placed outside in summer in a place that receives morning sun to full or partial shade. It may grow 30-60 cm tall and wide.

Pinch or prune the stems to maintain a bushy rounded form. Propagate by stem cutting. The lavender blooms begin to appear when the days get shorter in Autumn and will often bloom into spring, with adequate indirect light.  Deadheading helps to extend the blooming period. The shiny dark green leaves are ornamental with purple undersides.

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  1. Love this cultivar of Lavender! The deep purple blooms are gorgeous! Thanks for hosting!

  2. Thank you for sharing this gorgeous cultivar of lavender and for hosting too! Happy Floral Friday!

  3. Πανέμορφες μοβ λεβάντες. Υπέροχες είναι.
    Θα βγάλω φωτογραφίες και θα επανέλθω με λινκ!

  4. Oh, we have Lavender in our garden too. We love them.
    Thank you for sharing ans hosting.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs by Heidrun