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Vicks Plant

vicks plantA perennial plant with fuzzy camphor/eucalyptus scented leaves that smell like Vick’s Vap-o-Rub or mentholatum when crushed. A relative of “Swedish Ivy” and “Creeping Charlie”. The name comes from Greek plectron-spur, and anthos-ßower, alluding to the spurred ßowers of the type of species.

A light green succulent, with opposite leaves up to 3 1/2 inches long, that are densely covered with short hairs. The plants will reach up to 30 inches tall and the lower stems can become very woody. They are easy to grow and are hardy in USDA zones 9-12. Blooms in early spring and again in the fall, with purple ßowers, individual ßowers may reach 1/2 inch in length. Happy in full sun to partial shade or high interior lighting with a well-drained soil mix.

Vicks plant is propagated from herbaceous stem cuttings at any time during the growing season.

Profile

Type: Herb

Garden habitat: Garden, container.

Exposure: Full to Partial shade.

Care: Needs good drainage.