Spanish Thyme or Cuban Oregano is an unusual, fleshy leafed plant
used as a culinary seasoning in the Caribbean. The
brittle stems and colorful foliage resemble the common Coleus. Growth is slow in the
winter months and moderate in spring and summer. Heat and direct sun don't seem to
adversely affect growth or appearance. Insignificant flower stems form in the fall. It is
extremely tender so grow in a protected area or keep it mobile in a container so it can be
placed in a controlled environment in the winter.
Also known as Indian Borage; Daun
Bangun-Banun, (M); Pok-Hor,
(C); Po-Ho, (H)
Indian Borage. The leaves emit a very strong aroma
A succulent perennial herb that can reach 50 cm in height with fleshy
leaves in opposite pairs. It occasionally produces pale violet flowers.
A plant cultivated and running wild in Malaysia. It is probably a native
Uses Leaves are mainly used in stuffing and for
flavoring meat, also as a substitute for sage. Its strong smelling
aromatic leaves are used medicinally by Indians as a cure for coughs.
This information is from the The
Singapore Science Center.
This plant is sometimes available in plug
trays. These trays hold 128 of all the same plant. They are a
great low cost way to fill a lot of space. Each cell is 3/4 of inch by
an inch. Check here to see if
Variegated Spanish Thyme Plug Trays are available.