It is an herb that is perennial in tropical regions but most commonly grown as a container plant elsewhere. Oregano grows in just about any soil location if it offers full sun. Cuban Oregano has varigated leaf. They like the sun for more compact plant. We grow our Mexican Oregano Plants organically and guarantee them to arrive alive and thriving. Variegated Cuban Oregano is very similar to Cuban Green Oregano. Growing Tips: Herbs make an excellent addition to any outdoor garden or patio planter but can also be enjoyed throughout the winter months by harvesting from a windowsill garden. It will grow to a height of 12 to 18 inches. Plant Specifications. Both plants are thick leaved, but dry real well with a plant dryer - do not oven dry as the flavor weakens. You … Mexican Oregano shares the pungent flavor of other oreganos, but it also offers a mild citrus and licorice flavor, making it a favorite for Mexican and Latin dishes. The brittle stems and colorful foliage resemble the common Coleus. VARIEGATED CUBAN OREGANO : Spanish Thyme or Cuban Oregano is an unusual, fleshy leafed plant used as a culinary seasoning in the Caribbean. Will also root in water. Harris Seeds offers seed of the most popular species of culinary and ornamental herbs. So when we explain that this Variegated Cuban Oregano tastes great and is a perfect substitute for Greek oregano, we're serious about the comparison...cook with heat as with common oregano...cut fresh into salad greens, tomatoes, cucumbers ... One Tropical Oregano live plant only $27.50 total with postage and packing included: See more ideas about oregano, plants, herbs. Its flowers attract pollinators. Apr 11, 2014 - Explore Denyse Darrabie's board "Cuban Oregano", followed by 318 people on Pinterest. Growth is slow in the winter months and moderate in spring and summer. This plant is very easy to grow and pest free, so it is a great choice for beginner gardeners. In fact, it is more similar to White Edge Plectranthus, though with less of a trailing habit. Given that I saw the plant in Cuba, I’ve since switched to referring to it as Cuban oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus var.) I have also seen the plant cultivated in Cuba, and it was the one I’ve had for a few years now, the one I previously referred to as broadleaf thyme. and will continue to do so until I am convinced otherwise. You can tell if not enough sun as plant gets real leggy. Heat and direct sun don't seem to adversely affect growth or appearance. Cuban oregano isn’t actually oregano, or even mint, thyme, or borage. The main difference is the white variegation on the leaves. Variegated Cuban Oregano is a large leaf Plectranthus with crisp white and green variegated foliage. It is also commonly known as Mexican mint, Spanish thyme, Indian borage, Caribbean oregano, and broadleaf thyme. 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