Spanish thyme or Cuban Oregano (PLECTRANTHUS AMBOINICUS)

Plectranthus Amboinicus, also known as Cuban Oregano or Spanish Thyme, is a versatile aromatic plant. Native to East Africa, this robust plant is prized for its fragrant foliage and slightly peppery taste.

Size : 1 gallon
Colour : Variegated

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The leaves of Plectranthus Amboinicus are fleshy, oval-shaped, and dark green. They emit a distinctive aroma reminiscent of oregano, hence the name Cuban Oregano. It is a perennial plant, which means it can continue to grow and produce flavorful leaves year after year.

In addition to its aromatic qualities, Plectranthus Amboinicus has potential medicinal properties and is used in various medical traditions to treat various ailments. Its leaves are also a common ingredient in many world cuisines.

Growth Conditions

This plant is easy to grow and can thrive in various environments. It prefers well-drained soil and a sunny or partially shaded exposure. Plectranthus Amboinicus is drought-resistant, but benefits from regular watering for optimal growth.


The leaves of Plectranthus Amboinicus are used to flavor a variety of dishes, including soups, stews, meat-based dishes, and sauces. They can also be used to prepare an infusion with potentially beneficial properties for digestion. Outside of the kitchen, this plant can be grown as an ornamental plant for its attractive foliage.

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