Leaves contain pungent oils, which can be harnessed for cooking. Plectranthus amboinicus is an attractive, evergreen perennial plant with lemon-scented, thick, succulent, sprawling stems and fleshy leaves; it can grow 50 - 100cm tall[238. Scientific name: Plectranthus amboinicus . This item Spanish Thyme - Plectranthus amboinicus - Culinary Herb 1000 Seeds - Cuban Oregano Seeds,AKA (Broad Leaf Thyme) Spanish thyme,Mexican Mint,Hung chanh 2 Cuban Oregano~Mexican Mint~Spanish Thyme~Well Rooted Plant 7 to 10 Inches Join our friendly community that shares tips and ideas for gardens, along with seeds and plants. Cuban Oregano Plants Plectranthus amboinicus AKA: Spanish Thyme or Mexican Mint Big Secret: Cuban Oregano is not an Oregano! Velvety, ovate, gray-green leaves are 3 inches long, with broadly toothed edges. Its stem has little strength and fleshy in nature. Species in the Plectranthus genus can be pruned regularly to help them maintain an attractive shape. Plants are tolerant of heat, humidity and some soil dryness. Note: Patta Ajwain should not be confused with great aromatic kitchen seed-herb Ajwain, i.e., Trachyspermum ammi. It is often grown as a houseplant but can thrive outdoors in warm season regions or in summer. In dry climates the herb grows easily in a well-drained, semi-shaded position. plectranthus amboinicus (Coleus amboinicus) From Africa. Plectranthus amboinicus is a fast-growing plant commonly grown in gardens and indoor in pots. Plectranthus Seeds Winter hardy to USDA Zone 10-11 where it is best grown in rich, humusy, medium moisture, well-drained soils in part shade. Plants tolerate full sun in cool summer climates. The seed oil is a treatment for acute edematous otitis acuta in Polynesia, whereas in India its leaves are rubbed onto the eyes to alleviate conjunctivitis[1346. Indian Borage is a small growing plant which can grow up to a height of 1-2 feet. Family: Lamiaceae . Botanical Name: Plectranthus amboinicus; Synonyms: Karpooravalli, Parnika, Sugandha, Ashmari Bheda, Himsagar, Chornika. Propagation is by stem cuttings, but it can also be grown from seeds. Its leaves are usually rounded, green, although there are some that have them variegated. Summer-blooming trailer to 1 feet high, 3 feet wide, with white, lilac-pink, or light purple flowers in 6 inches spikes. There is an uncanny resemblance in the aroma of Ajwain seeds and Patta Ajwain leaves. Morphology. Plectranthus amboinicus is a perennial succulent with aromatic foliage. Shrubby varieties look best when they are cut back and shaped into more dense bushes. It smells like an oregano, but it is actually in the Mint family!This plant is a wonderful plant - great smell, delicious flavor and an easy grower. Plectranthus amboinicus ideation90 / Getty Images Pruning . 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