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Common Name: VICK'S PLANT
Scientific Name: Plectranthus purpuratus

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Plectranthus purpuratus
Plectranthus purpuratus


  • Perennial
  • Indigenous to South Africa.
  • Soft, thick light-green succulent leaves.
  • Tiny white flowers in autumn.
  • Frost tender.
  • Partial shade / full sun.
  • Can plant in a container.

Parts Used

  • Aboveground parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Smells like Vick's VapoRub - basis of Vick's.
  • Leaves can be used in the place of Vick's salve in an emergency.

Other Uses

  • Excellent mosquito repellent.
  • Plant in hanging baskets on the deck, in flower beds around the house and in front of the windows.
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