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Vicks. Plectranthus tomentosa.


Vick is the name with which the plectranthus tomentosa is known because its smell reminds us to popular "Vick vaporup". Easy to cultivate and to reproduce.

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Vicks, also known as Plectranthus tomentosa or Plectranthus cilindraceous, is a perennial annual succulent plant belonging to the Lamiaceae family.


Native to tropical and eastern Africa, Vicks is prized for its distinctive menthol scent when its leaves are rubbed.


This plant features soft, hairy leaves with green color and silver tones. Its compact appearance and rapid growth make it ideal for decorating indoor spaces.


Vicks has traditionally been used in herbal medicine for its aromatic properties and has been incorporated into various home remedies.


It does not require overly demanding care, as it adapts well to different types of substrate. It prefers abundant but indirect light exposure, avoiding direct sunlight that could damage its leaves. Moderate watering is recommended, approximately 2 or 3 times a week during the summer, avoiding both excess and lack of water.


It is important to maintain a balance in Vicks' watering. Wilted leaves may indicate lack of water, while blackening of the plant could be a sign of overwatering. Moderate and regular watering is key to its health.


To control its rapid growth, light pruning can be done by regularly trimming the plant. This will help maintain its compact shape and slow down its development.


In addition to its pleasant menthol aroma, Vicks is known to repel insects, making it a popular choice for keeping unwanted visitors away in the home or garden.

Sources consulted in addition to our experience with this plant:

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Data sheet

Plectranthus tomentosa. Vicks.
Plectrantus is a specie native to the south hemisphere of the planet, Madagascar, India, Paskista, Indonesia, Subsaharian zones, Pacific Island, and some parts of the south of Australia-
30-40cms height apprx
Green to lime leaves with a velvety tact.
Purple flowers
Partial to sunny positions, even several hours of direct sun.
From moderate to very few water, and scarcely during the winter.
Good plant to group in low maintenance gardens and of little hydric necesities. Good in pots as well-
Sales format
Pot of 11/12cms diameter
Vicks can stand temperatures as low as -6ºC,but does not do well with frost.
Al tratarse de planta viva y dependiendo de la temporada, la planta puede ser recibida, en algunos casos, no exactamente igual que en la fotografía, aunque sí lo más parecida posible. Sin que ello repercuta en la calidad de la misma.

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