Not your average Mint family member, Cuban Oregano looks like the beautiful love child of an Echeveria and a mint with its big succulent and slightly furry leaves. Cuban Oregano is much more fragrant than the Italian or Greek oregano typically used in pizzas and other Mediterranean dishes. When sliced into thin pieces and simmered in butter a single leaf can add a huge amount of flavor to any dish! A very fun windowsill plant for those of us in frosty climates that can’t grow it outdoors year round.
Latin Name: Coleus amboinicus
Site and Soil: Full to part sun and well-drained soil.
Hardiness: Hardy to 30° F.
Size at Maturity: 2′ in height by 2-3′ feet wide.
Bloom Time: late spring long blooming
Pests & Diseases: No pests or diseases that we’ve seen on our plants here in Portland.
USDA Zone: 9