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Oregano - Cuban, Variegated (Plectranthus amboinicus) 4"

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๐ŸŒฟ Variegated Cuban Oregano (Plectranthus amboinicus) - A Garden Marvel! ๐ŸŒฟ

Unlock the secrets of this delightful, variegated herb!

Welcome to the vibrant world of Variegated Cuban Oregano, a garden gem that's more than just a pretty face! Known by various names like Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, or Indian Borage, this herb hails from the distinguished Lamiaceae family. Whether you're an experienced gardener or a budding enthusiast, this plant promises to elevate your green journey.

Plant Size and Shipping:

๐ŸŒฑ Ships in a 4" pot, ready to thrive in your garden or home.

Growing Zones:

๐ŸŒž Thrives in growing zones 9-11, making it perfect for subtropical and tropical regions.

Growth Habits:

๐ŸŒฟ Variegated Cuban Oregano boasts a unique trailing habit, making it an ideal choice for hanging baskets, container gardens, or as a picturesque ground cover.

Ornamental Marvel:

๐Ÿก While it graces your garden with its beauty, it's not just ornamental. Its leaves are packed with flavor, perfect for culinary adventures.

Appealing Aesthetics:

๐ŸŽจ The striking variegated leaves showcase vibrant greens and whites, adding an elegant touch to any setting. ๐ŸŒˆ

Culinary Delight:

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿณ Variegated Cuban Oregano offers a tantalizing mix of flavors. Its leaves boast a savory, earthy taste with a hint of mint. The complexity of its flavor sets it apart from other oregano varieties.

๐ŸŒฎ From elevating your tacos to enhancing soups and stews, this herb's culinary applications are boundless. Its flavor complexity elevates your dishes to new heights.

Unlocking the Historical Tapestry of Variegated Cuban Oregano

๐Ÿ•ฐ๏ธ The roots of Cuban Oregano can be traced back centuries, revered for the herbโ€™s distinctive taste and medicinal properties. From the heart of tropical regions, this herb found its way into the hearts and kitchens of people across the globe.

This herb became an essential ingredient in regional cuisines, lending its unique flavor to traditional dishes. It was a symbol of culinary excellence, and its presence at the dining table was a mark of prestige.

Is This Plant For You? Find Your Green Companion!

Ideal For:

โœ… Gardening Enthusiasts: If you have a passion for gardening and crave unique, visually appealing additions to your garden, Variegated Cuban Oregano is your perfect match. Its striking variegated leaves and versatile growth habits make it a delightful addition to any garden.

โœ… Culinary Explorers: Are you a culinary adventurer who loves experimenting with flavors? Variegated Cuban Oregano's leaves offer a distinctive taste that adds depth to your dishes. Dive into the world of unique flavors with this herb.

โœ… Ornamental Garden Lovers: For those who appreciate the beauty of ornamental plants, Variegated Cuban Oregano is a must-have. Its lush foliage, adorned with green and white variegation, adds a touch of elegance to your outdoor space.

Not Ideal For:

โŒ Extreme Cold Climates: If you reside in an area with harsh, freezing winters, Variegated Cuban Oregano may not be the best choice for your outdoor garden. While it thrives in sub-tropical and tropical regions, it's sensitive to extreme cold and frost. In such climates, consider keeping it in pots that can be moved indoors during chilly weather.

Planting and Care: A GreenThumb's Guide

๐ŸŒฑ Planting Variegated Cuban Oregano is a delightful endeavor, and with our expert tips, you'll have your herb garden thriving in no time. Follow these planting and care instructions to ensure your Variegated Cuban Oregano flourishes:

  1. Planting Your Herb: When transplanting, ensure you don't bury Variegated Cuban Oregano too deep. Gently pack the soil around the transplant to provide stability. Our organic practices recommendation guarantees optimal growth.
  2. Mulching Magic: We recommend organic mulching with hardwood species to retain moisture and suppress weeds. However, exercise caution and avoid placing mulch against the base of the plant, as this can lead to moisture-related issues.

Versatile Indoors: Herb's Haven

๐Ÿก For indoor enthusiasts, Variegated Cuban Oregano is your go-to green companion. Here's how to keep this herb happy and flourishing indoors:

  1. Sunny Corners: Place your potted Variegated Cuban Oregano in a sunny spot where it can bask in filtered sunlight or partial shade. This herb thrives in bright, indirect light.
  2. Watering Wisdom: Maintain well-draining soil and water your indoor herb moderately. Allow the soil to dry slightly between waterings to prevent overwatering, a common indoor herb woe.
  3. Pruning for Pizzazz: Regularly pinch back the herb's tips to encourage bushier growth and a bountiful harvest.

Ideal Planting Spots: Where Beauty Meets Functionality

๐Ÿก When deciding where to plant Variegated Cuban Oregano, let your creativity bloom. Here are some ideal spots to make the most of its trailing habit:

  1. Hanging Baskets: Elevate your garden with hanging baskets adorned with cascading Variegated Cuban Oregano. It's a visual delight that adds character to any space.
  2. Container Gardens: Incorporate this herb into your container garden to create stunning arrangements. Its variegated leaves add a splash of green and white to your outdoor aesthetics.
  3. Ground Cover Glamour: Transform your garden's ground cover with Variegated Cuban Oregano's lush growth. Its trailing habit creates a captivating carpet of greenery that's both beautiful and practical.


Variegated Cuban Oregano isn't just a plant; it's an experience waiting to unfold. With its captivating appearance, savory flavor, and versatility in both the garden and the kitchen, this herb is a must-have for every green dreamer. Add a splash of color, flavor, and history to your life with Variegated Cuban Oregano from GreenDreams! ๐ŸŒˆ๐ŸŒฟ

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1. Shipping Stress: Transportation can be stressful for plants, particularly when they spend several days in a confined, dark environment. It’s common for plants to experience leaf drop during this period. Rest assured, most plants typically recover quickly and thrive with minimal aftercare. However, some may need extra attention, love, and care, requiring appropriate watering and exposure to gentle light post-unboxing.

2. Potential Physical Damage: Despite our dedicated efforts to ensure that your plants are securely packaged, they may incur damage during shipping and handling by UPS. Rest assured, our shipping team is committed to packing your selections with utmost care and precision to minimize any potential harm.

  • For significant box damage, please reach out to UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

  • For minor damages, such as a broken branch or stem, we advise allowing the plant time to recover and regenerate with proper care and attention.

3. Long-Distance Shipping Considerations: Orders shipped over long distances, particularly to the western US, may take 3 - 5 business days to arrive due to various factors, including agricultural inspections in Arizona, California, and Texas. Such extended transit times can be particularly challenging for tender, young plants, affecting their quality due to prolonged confinement.

  • We take additional measures during packaging to facilitate a swift recovery of the plants upon unboxing.

  • Initial extra care and attention might be required over the first few weeks post-transport.

For further guidance, kindly review our detailed policies on returns and refunds, as well as our comprehensive plant care guide. We appreciate your understanding and patience in nurturing your new plants.


๐ŸŒฟ Important Shipping Information

Please take a moment to review our shipping protocols designed to ensure your plants arrive in optimal condition.

  • Countdown Clock: At the top of our online store, you'll notice a countdown clock. This tool helps communicate our weekly shipping schedule, providing clarity on when you can expect your orders to be dispatched.

  • Shipping Schedule: Our nursery, located in the heart of Central Florida, ships orders once weekly, every Monday. This is a strategic decision to prevent packages from being stationary over the weekends, ensuring that our plants travel as swiftly as possible across the country, even reaching as far as California.

  • Shipping Method: At present, we offer ground shipping rates to meet various needs while maintaining the well-being of our plants during transit.

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2. Awareness of Potential Physical Damage

Customers acknowledge that despite our best efforts in packaging, there may be occurrences of damage during shipping and handling. For substantial damages to the package, customers agree to contact UPS within 30 days to initiate a claim.

3. Acknowledgement of Long-Distance Shipping Considerations

Customers recognize that shipments, especially those directed to the western US, may be subjected to longer shipping durations of 3-5 business days. Customers agree to provide necessary care to the plants, recognizing that the quality of the plants may be affected due to prolonged shipping times.

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