Plectranthus
Answered by: Inge Poot
Question from: Sylvia Allenbach
Posted on: May 26, 1999

I recently attended an herb festival here in Ft Worth, Texas, where I purchased an unusual herb called "Obosa plectranthus." It’s an annual here in Texas, but I can’t seem to find any information on the herb. It is very pretty looking: light green and white leaves that are rather thick in texture. Do you know of this herb?

I wonder if the name could be Plectranthus obosa or the thick plectranthus? There are about 250 different species of Plectranthus and they are succulent with fuzzy thick leaves. Richters sells two species, but we are not sure what the complete name of one of them is. Perhaps it is even the species you are looking for. Cuban oregano might exist in a variegated form and would then fit your description.

You can overwinter plants of this genus indoors since they are tender perennials.

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