Plectranthus ‘Mona lavendar’;



Garden Flower For ID : Lalbagh,Bangalore : 011213 : AK-3 : Attachments (4). 3 posts by 2 authors.

A garden plant with purple flowers seen at the Lalbagh Nursery on 25/11/13.

Id please.

Likely to be Plectranthus “Mona lavendar”

Thanks for a possible id of this ornamental flower.
Pictures on searching do match with the id given by you.

Seen at the Lalbagh Nursery.

Posted earlier, identified by …

This is Plectranthus verticillaster confirmed

Thanks for the suggested id.
Flowers & leaves are not matching with your suggested id in the images available on the net.
Experts, kindly validate or correct the id.


Requesting to please ID this plant captured in a cultivated garden in Ooty, Tamil Nadu in November 2013.

Recently posted by me from Lalbagh Nursery, Bangalore.

Id suggested by … as Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavendar’.

Thank you … for the ID.

I had seen the post, but the flowers in your post were open and here these seem to be buds, so I was a bit confused..

Attached are pictures of Plectranthus Mona Lavender captured at Ooty in November 2013.
Was posted on the forum earlier and identified.




2032014Al191 Ornamental plant for ID : 3 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (3).

Posted by me earlier and identified by … as Plectranthus ‘Mona Lavendar’.


090918VST : 10 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)- 1 MB. 
Kindly identify the plant.
Date/Time- 28 AUG 2018

Location-Place, Altitude, GPS- Bengaluru
Habitat- Garden/ Urban/ Wild/ Type- garden
Plant Habit-Tree/ Shrub/ Climber/ Herb- herb
Height/Length- about 1 foot tall
Leaves Type/ Shape/ Size- dark green, thick with hair and dented
Flowers Size/ Colour/ Calyx/ Bracts- violet small flowers, inside of petal white with violet specks
Fruits Type/ Shape/ Size Seeds- not seen

a few more leaves en face etc would help

try Plectranthus sp hybrids galore in shops “mona lavendar” ???

Thank you …

I have inserted a slide of Plectranthus zuluensis for your perusal
1 image.

inflorescence shape is different feom what appears on the net

there are many such

my questions: where did the plant label// id come from??? did you buy it thus labelled? did you buy seeds thus labelled? did someone diagnose it as such? please respond to each of my questions

Thanks for your questions. I like that. I am open for corrections. The over confidence led me to this situation.
If the identification is wrong i will delete the name from the slide. But I am sure it is some Plectranthus. So I will not claim it as zuluensis.
This plant was brought to our home. The name was unknown to me. Then I had a chance to visit the nursery, where I found several such plants grouped together with the signage as PENTAS. I raised the question about the name. I was told there are many varieties of PENTAS. I was not covinced. So i referred it to the forum.
Here I got the clue that it can be Plectranthus. I looked at Flowers of india. The description was matching with the Plectranthus zuluensis – 1) Stem four angled. 2) Leaves with toothed margin 3) Pungent smell when crushed 4) Rows of mauve dot on the upper lip. So I believed it to be zuluensis.  
You have pointed that inflorescence shape is different. I need to study that. 
A) Above explanation answers your first question.
B) I have not bought the plant. It was not carrying any tag.
C) We did not buy seeds. The ready plant was delivered. 
D) No body has diagnosed it. It is my diagnosis. I am open for corrections. 
With this I have responded to all your questions. Now help me to name it correctly. So that I can correct the nursery staff. I love perfection. 
I appreciate your patience with me. I am not a botanist. But to identify with correct name of plant is my passion. With limited knowledge I have made about 250 slides. All are not confirmed / certified by authorities in the field. 
Once again I am indebted to you to show me the right path. 

thanks for your answers. i have forwarded them to eflora group. I have helped you as far as i can go based on these pictures
thats it is Plectranthus sp most likely a hybrid called “mona lavendar”  .
I do not buy into  the notion that a few pictures can nail down a species level diagnosis. Hope this helps  

Image by Muthu Karthick – Id by Satish Pardeshi


ornamental plant for id 040710MK1 :  Attachments (1). 15 posts by 9 authors. 
Please help to id this horticultural shrub, taken at Ooty Botanical Garden.
Corolla length: ca. 2cm
leaves: scrabous
Date: 01 Jan 2010
Location: Ooty, Nilgiris, Tn
Altitude: ca. 2000 msl
Sorry for inadequate data provided.

Looks like a Plectranthus species or cultivar–sorry, I don’t know which one.

… a member of Lamiaceae ?

Looks like a Plectranthus species or cultivar–sorry, I don’t know which one.

Isn’t it a Salvia sp.?

I also found this plant in a green house at Munnar

Plectranthus quite sure dont knoe phone nymber

it is
Plectranthus ecklonii Mona Lavender
Mona Lavender, Plectranthus hybrid
Origin: South Africa

Can someone tell me what meant by “ornamental plant” beautiful? cultivar? ? ? ?

An ornamental is a plant which is planted because it looks good, and not for some other reason like medicinal purpose.

 … though all plants are beautiful, some of them are known to add beauty to its surroundings by virtue of its appealing form, beautiful foliage (usually dense, not necessarily), attractive flowers (fragrance, not necessary), or very simply because it belongs to foreign land.
Thus, ornamental plants are certainly beautiful … broadly, beautiful plant need not be ornamental.
Cultivars are man-made (alterations) to natural forms of plants
— they are ornamental, if we think of horticultural plants finding their way to gardens, avenues, indoors, &c.
— they are not ornamental, if we think of agricultural plants finding their way to our stomachs !!
Ornamental plants normally please our eyes (or noses !!) … most often do not serve other purpose.
… that is my understanding, some views may need revision.

Thank you …,
that was my doubt. I find all flowers beautiful. So was wondering why some are stressed as ornamental. But some doubts are cleared now.
Thanks … too and all others why may still answer the querry.

Ornamental Plants are those which are planted due to their aesthetic beauty.
Cultivar basically means, CULTIVATED VARIETY
Beautiful is an adjective, not a scientific term and it varies according to perception.

Any plant with an aesthetic beauty , you plant them in your gardens and anywhere to make it look beautiful.
Cultivar is cultivated variety generally used for cultivated crops.

Is this Plectranthus mono lavender?

Plectranthus ‘Mona lavendar’ as per details and references herein.



SK 2367 05 January 2020 : 11 posts by 2 authors. 6 images- 4 to 7 mb each.

Location: Kalimpong, WB, India
Date:  27  November 2019 
Elevation: 1350m.
Habitat: Cultivated
Which Lamiaceae ??

Plectranthus ecklonii Benth. ??    

Looks like Scutellaria, but not sure as flower characters are not seen!

Looks different from Plectranthus ecklonii as per plantzafrica 
More close to Plectranthus ‘Mona lavendar’ as per details and references herein.