Vicks Plant (Plectranthus tomentosa)

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The Vicks plant, is a rare succulent perennial herb cascading herb, perfect for hanging baskets!  It is named for it's relaxing menthol fragrance synonymous with the vapor rub. Vicks' bright green velvety foliage has a minty, menthol aroma, and when when crushed can be inhaled (or steamed) to clear congestion.

Purple blooms are loved by butterflies and bees, but does a great job of warding of mosquitoes. Vicks plant grows as wide as it does tall and makes an excellent most interesting shrub.  It's an amazing addition to your medicinal garden. 

Plant Type:
Perennial Herb, Succulent

Harvest Season:
Leaves: Year-Round 
Flowers: Summer

Mature Size:
Up to 4 ft.

Soil & Moisture:
 Light, well-draining soil is crucial. Water thoroughly until moisture comes out the bottom of the pot. Do not water again until the soil has a chance to dry out in between watering.

Light Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Shade

Self-Fertile:
Yes

Growth Rate:
Fast

Zone Hardiness:
Outdoors 9-11 with frost protection; Patio/Greenhouse 4+

Propagation:
Our Vicks Plant is grown from cuttings and is capable of harvest within the growing season. 

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Medium: 4" Coconut Coir Pot
Large: 6" Peat Pot
X-Large: 8-10" Pot 
Citrus: 4x14" Pot

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How to Grow Vicks

Plant Type: Perennial Herb, Succulent

Harvest Season: Blooms in the Summer, harvest year-round

Mature Size: 1 to 4 ft.

Soil & Moisture: Light, well-draining soil is crucial. Water thoroughly until moisture comes out the bottom of the pot. Do not water again until the soil has a chance to dry out in between watering. 

Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun 

Zone Hardiness: 9-11 can be grown as an Annual.