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Garrapata garrapat at ix.netcom.com
Sun Dec 31 13:05:43 EST 2000

On Sun, 31 Dec 2000 10:51:17 -0500, "Cereoid" <CEREOID at prodigy.net>

>There are several leaf succulent species of Plectranthus with a camphor
>scent, including P.spicatus and P.cylindraceus, that are commonly called
>"Vicks Plant" in the horticultural trade. Plectranthus prostratus is an
>allied  species grown in hanging baskets.
>The allied Plectranthus amboinicus has leaves with a distinct oregano scent
>and is grown as an herb.

Thanks - this clears up a little confusion. I've been growing one of
the "Vicks" plants as C. amboinicus this give me a place to start
looking for the real name.

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