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Cuban Oregano / Karpuravalli

Cuban Oregano / Karpuravalli

This plant IS available for shipping ONLY in 3 inch pot and 1 gallon pot sizes.

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An interesting and unique culinary herb called Cuban, 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 cousin of the Vick's plant which is used similarly.


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,
Native to: South India, Africa
Lifespan: Perennial
Growth Structure: Crawling, spreading
Fertility Preference: ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference: ★ ★


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

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