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Family: LAMIACEAE 

 Plectranthus ernstii
 
  
Author:  Leslie Edward Wastell Codd 1982
Family:  Lamiaceae
Habitat:  Natal, South Africa
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Medium
Thickness:  5 centimetres
Height:  30 centimetres
Flower:  Light blue or purple
Reproduction:  Seeds/Cuttings
Pop names:  -
Synonyms:  Somehow, the spelling Plectranthus ernestii seems to be popular! 
Got it from:  Corbas France and one (fatter) from Tokkerup
Year:  2003/2004

It gets fat by age. This one is more than 15 years old.

Plants from Lindberg Nursery, Denmark.

Close-up of a leaf edge.

   This plant was discovered by Ernst van Jaarsveld in 1982, and described by Leslie Edward Wastell Codd. Found in the Natal Province in Southern Africa. Member of the Lamiaceae family. A well-drained soil, some water and some sun. The swollen stem grows to five centimetres in diameter and 30 centimetres high. The flowers are white with a shine of blue.

The first one outside Africa was brought to Copenhagen Botanical Garden by Jørgen Damgaard. Latest experiments shows a significant improvement in growth in plastic pots compared to clay.

Somehow, the spelling Plectranthus ernestii seems to be popular! They may have changed the name, when they found out Ernst didn't spell his name "Ernest".

They are actually a bit more blue than this photo shows.