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Vick's Plant
Vick's Plant

Our Price: $6.95
ZONE: 9 - 12
EXPOSURE: Full to Part Sun
SIZE: 24"H x 18"S
BLOOM: Violet, Summer

Availability: Sold Out

Description Briscoe's Tips

Vicks Plants

Plectranthus tomentosa

Another wonderful herb to add to our 'rare and unusual' collection! Vick's plant (also known as Succulent Coleus) is a hard to find herb is a tender perennial with a nice spreading habit. Compact with a loving cascading growth habit, it is a great choice for hanging baskets and containers.

The oval leaves are rounded and fleshy, and give off the aroma of Vick's Vapor Rub when rubbed or crushed. This strong menthol odor does a good job at repelling mosquitoes. This succulent herb is a must for attracting bees and butterflies. Easy to propagate, and blooms in early spring and early fall. Because of its fleshy leaves, be careful not to over water.
Zones: 9 - 11

Size: 24"H x 18"S

Light: Full to Part Sun

Bloom: Violet, Summer

Uses: Leaves smell like mentolatum when crushed.

Tips: Vick's Plant is a succulent herb, so be very careful not to over water. Can be brought indoors and grown as a houseplant in the winter.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 4 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
All my plants died January 25, 2019
Reviewer: Luisa Sierra from Bridgeport, CT United States  
I purchased 3 vick’s Plant. Rue plant and a patchouli plant and they all died. They were limp when I transplanted them and where dead within a few days.  It was more than likely something I did. I plan to repurchase the Vick’s plant but in warmer weather. Hopefully I can still get them.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
i love this plant October 24, 2016
Reviewer: mary mikesell from arcadia, IN United States  
it is a lovely succulent--just brought in from porch and it gets eastern sun-- i love the scent

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Vick's plant December 11, 2015
Reviewer: Daniella  
Vick's plant is a interesting plant. I never heard of it until I seen it on here. It loves to grow, a piece broke off when I was transplanting it and I just dug a small hole and placed the end in the hole and with in a few days I had new growth and a few roots on it already. If you leave it in a sunny window seal when you walk by you can smell a faint smell like Vick's vapor rub. The scent is stronger when you get a leaf and rub it between your fingers. Watch out for rubbing your eyes after this though because it does sting a little. I really love this new addition to my indoor garden.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Vicks is my most talked about herb! June 5, 2015
Reviewer: John Davison from Binghamton, NY United States  
I found this plant years ago but could no longer find it in Northeast greenhouses. Leave it to TGE to find it! This truly reminds you of Vicks Vapor Rub! Everyone that visits my yard loves it and wants one or two of their own. Wonderful plant and pretty too.

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