info on "vicks plant"

Cereoid CEREOID at
Wed Jan 10 17:11:17 EST 2001

Dear Gary Armstrong,

You ego is showing.

You've got to know your limitations.

Any answer is not as good as the correct one.

Copying info from a garden book is not the same as knowing your subject.

I bet you wouldn't know Plectranthus madagascarensis if you saw it (and
you've probably seen it). Its variegated cultivar is a popular hanging
basket plant and is usually misidentified as Plectranthus coleoides in the
trade. It looks nothing like the "Vicks Plant" species.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gary Armstrong" <grarmstr at>
To: "Cereoid" <CEREOID at>
Sent: Wednesday, January 10, 2001 4:46 AM
Subject: Re: info on "vicks plant"

> take that plant and shove it

"Cereoid" <CEREOID at> wrote in message
news:93gihg$8hpk$1 at
> You would suppose wrong. There are several camphor scented leaf succulent
> Plectranthus species. The most widely grown are P.spicatus and
> P.cylindraceus. Plectranthus madagascarensis isn't one of them.
> "Gary Armstrong" <grarmstr at> wrote in message
> news:93fl1p$5bt$1 at
> > Plectranthus, Genus of 350 species. I suppose ur looking for P.
> > madagascariensis (Mintleaf)
> > Creeping, semi-succulent perennial with square brown stems, rounded firm
> > leaves, 3-4 cm long, sometimes wrinkled, coated with white bristles, the
> > leaf has a minty smell when crushed. u also get 'Variegatus'.
> >
> >

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