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Orthosiphon stamineus Cat's whiskers Kumis kucing Labiatae
 

Orthosiphon stamineus, Cat's whiskers, Kumis kucing

 
Orthosiphon stamineus, Cat's whiskers, Kumis kucing

This short slightly woody plant has dark green leaves anOrthosiphon stamineus, Cat's whiskers, Kumis kucingd tall sprays of flowers with long,
projecting stamens.
The most commonly seen form has white flowers but there is another form in wich the
flowers are pale lilac or pale purple.
These plants may be grown in a pot or in a mixed border.
After flowering,the old inflorescences should be removed and when new shoots develop
they will produceOrthosiphon stamineus, Cat's whiskers, Kumis kucing another crop of flowers.
Young plants need a little pruning to encourage bushy growth.
Propagation is by means of cuttings.

 

 

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