Spanish Thyme or Mexican Mint Big Secret: Cuban Oregano is not an Oregano! It smells like an oregano, but it is actually in the Mint family!This plant is a wonderful plant - great smell, delicious flavor and an easy grower. The flavor is much stronger than a Greek Oregano ~ the leaves contain pungent oils and use much less in any recipes calling for oregano. A lovely plant with thick fuzzy leaves, grayish green and finely haired, with a saw toothed edge. It produces small, delicate flowers that are tubular in nature and come in pink, white and lavender. The plant has a lovely trailing habit, and works well in a container. The plant emits a strong menthol scent when the leaves are crushed. A semi tropical, it must be brought inside in any zone below 9, but the good news is that it grows well indoors as long as you place the pot in a bright sunny window. Outdoors, make sure to provide your plant with a little afternoon shade as full sun may be too strong. And, this plant has succulent fleshy leaves so make sure that you don't over water, and provide well-draining soil.