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African Potato Mint, Plectranthus rotundifolius 4"

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Introducing African Potato Mint: The Ultimate Groundcover & Nutrient-Rich Food Source—All in One Plant!

🌱 Why Choose African Potato Mint?

If you're seeking an attractive yet easy-to-grow groundcover that doubles as a healthy food source, look no further than African Potato Mint (Plectranthus rotundifolius). A hardy perennial native to tropical Africa, this showstopper is a powerhouse of nutrients and a versatile culinary delight, effortlessly transforming your garden into both a feast for the eyes and the table!

🌿 A Must-Have for Every Organic Garden

  • Hardy and Low-Maintenance: Perfect for beginners or those with a "plant-it-and-forget-it" approach.
  • Nutrient-Dense: Rhizomes packed with essential vitamins and minerals.
  • Year-Round Harvest: Harvest annually or let it re-grow, giving you continuous yield options.
  • Stunning Groundcover: Forms a lush, vibrant mat with aromatic foliage, elevating any garden aesthetic.

🌼 Planting and Care Details

  • Average Mature Height: 12 inches
  • Light: Thrives in full sun to partial shade
  • Soil: Prefers rich, well-draining soil enriched with organic matter
  • Hardiness Zones: Best suited for Zones 9-11
Pro Tip: For best results, integrate organic compost or well-rotted manure into the planting area for soil rich in humus!

🌳 How to Plant

  1. Choose a spot with rich, well-draining soil.
  2. Dig a hole about 2 inches deep.
  3. Place the rhizome with the shoots facing upwards.
  4. Fill in with soil and water thoroughly.
Growth Habit: This plant naturally forms a carpet-like layer, making it ideal for borders, rockeries, or as a companion plant in your fruit tree orchard.

🍴 Culinary Uses

  • Versatile: Boil, bake, roast, or fry the small, densely-starchy tubers.
  • Rich in Nutrients: Excellent source of vitamins and minerals, making it a healthier alternative to regular potatoes.

📚 Did You Know?

The African Potato Mint has been a staple in African cuisine and traditional medicine for centuries. In Africa, it's called "Sava" and is considered a "wonder plant" due to its medicinal properties, which include anti-inflammatory and antiviral benefits[^1^].

"African Potato Mint is more than just a plant; it’s a botanical treasure trove waiting to enrich your garden and your life." - GreenDreams

💚 Why Choose GreenDreams?

  • Organic and Eco-Friendly: We specialize in organic, ecological, and native species.
  • Nationwide Shipping: Order from anywhere in the continental U.S. and enjoy the convenience of doorstep delivery.
  • Unmatched Variety: From fruit trees to edible and useful plants, our collection is as diverse as nature itself.

Don't miss out on adding this incredible plant to your garden! With its dual benefits of beauty and nutrition, African Potato Mint is a natural choice for any conscious gardener.

🛒 Add to Cart and Transform Your Garden Experience Today!

[^1^]: "Medicinal Plants in Tropical West Africa" by Oliver-Bever, Cambridge University Press, 1986.

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Shipping Stress - Transport can cause stress to plants, especially if spending a few days in a dark stuffy box. Leaf drop may occur.  Most plants survive with no problems or with minimal stress and recover quickly others may require extra love and attention with watering and gentle light after unboxing.

Physical damage - Occasionally, boxes become damaged during UPS handling & transport. Our shipping team takes all measures in securely packing your selection/s to minimize all damage and stress on the plant.  We've had great feedback on packing your plants with extra special attention. Unfortunately, it's past our control beyond our packing house.  
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If it's just a broken branch or even part of a stem - just let it grow, take care of your plant and it will respond to your love.

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