Plectranthus aliciae

A groundcover with green and white variegated foliage and spikes of dainty white flowers.
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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 0.3m x 0.45m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

This fairly hardy evergreen, semi-succulent plant bears aromatic variegated leaves that tend to trail. It is an attractive groundcover which bears tiny white or mauve flowers which attract insects and birds.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts a range of insects and is the larval host plant to some species of butterfly and moth. You may notice some leaves have been eaten, but the plant will quickly recover from this. We’ve witnessed a pair of cape robin-chats nesting and raising chicks in this plant.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water moderately throughout the year.

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, forest, formal, rockery, succulent, woodland

LANDSCAPING USES:
Mass plant it under trees as a groundcover. It grows well in a container on a sunny patio.
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BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
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WITH THANKS TO:
Charles & Julia Botha for their input on butterfly larval hosts, Bring Butterflies back to your Garden
Steve Woodhall for his input on butterfly larval hosts, Field Guide to Butterflies of South Africa