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Cuban Oregano / Karpuravalli

Cuban Oregano / Karpuravalli

NOTE: Due to extreme heat during Summer months, we DO NOT ship plant outside of California during Summer. If you are outside of CA and place an order, we will hold your entire order until temperatures decline.
This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and 1 gallon pot sizes.

Regular price $10.50 USD
Regular price Sale price $10.50 USD
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3 inch Pot - 8 to 12" tall plant in 6" diameter x 7" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

1 gallon Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Small Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 6" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

Large Tree Pot - 8 to 16" tall plant in 5" x 5" x 12" tall pot. SHIPPABLE

3 gallon Pot - 18 to 36" tall plant in 10" diameter x 8" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

5 gallon Pot - 30" to 60" tall plant in 11" diameter x 10" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

15 gallon Pot - 60" to 75" tall plant in 17" diameter x 15" tall pot. IN STORE ONLY

An interesting and unique culinary herb called Cuban Oregano in America, but actually native to South India and the tropics. Cuban oregano is a succulent, crawling herb that does very well in shady and semi-shady environments.

The plant has the aroma and taste of traditional Italian oregano, but in a thick and juicy leaf. Cultivated in many subtropical and tropical environments where Italian oregano doesn't grow well, and well adapted to Southern California.

Also used therapeutically in Ayurveda to treat cut, sores, and wounds. Traditionally, juice from leaves was applied topically to soothe and disinfect. A related plant we carry, Vick's plant, is used similarly.


Cuban oregano prefers filtered sunlight and consistent moisture, though it will tolerate dry periods well.


Botanic Name: Plectranthus amboinicus
Common Names: Indian borage, country borage, French thyme, Mexican mint, Cuban oregano, soup mint, Spanish thyme, Karpuravalli, Doddapatre, Patta ajwain , Sugandhavalkam , Panikkurkka,

Lifespan: Perennial
Growth Structure: Crawling, spreading

Fertility Preference: ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference: ★ ★

Flowers? No,
Edible? Yes
Native to: South India, Africa
Recommended Size for Container Growing: 5 gallon

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