Cuban Oregano, tricolor
Cuban Oregano, white, light and dark green
days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every 4 feet
sunlight requirements: 6-14 hours
look out for: spider mites and mealy bugs
harvest notes: fast growing, enjoy often
For some reason, this hardy, fragrant herb has collected an extremely long list of nicknames, ranging from the powerful mother of herbs, mother of all herbs, queen of herbs, to the practical five in one herb, five seasons herb, all herb, five spice herb, to the international and confusing Chinese three in one, Spanish thyme, Mexican mint, Puerto Rican oregano, and Indian borage. Cuban oregano thrives in a variety of different soils, light and water conditions, and is easily propagated by placing cuttings in moist potting soil or water until new roots form. Due to its ease of cultivation and similarity in flavor to oregano, this herb is frequently used in commercial food products as a substitute for traditional varieties of oregano. It is also often added to salads, marinades, or as a seasoning for poultry. In India, the thick leaves are dipped in chickpea batter and fried, yum. Medicinally, it is used to treat a variety of ailments, from colic too malaria to scorpion stings. It also encourages lactation in new mothers, promotes liver functioning, and, if you’re a fan of using oregano oil, using this fresh herb is a way of receiving all the benefits its volatile oils have to offer.
This tricolor variegated cuban oregano is harder to come across and more sought after than the other variegation we offer, and for some reason its a bit trickier to propagate which is why its a bit more expensive. If you're not a collector you may want to go with the more common varieties ;)
Shipping & Returns
Shipping & Returns
We ship plant orders every Monday. Due to the nature of shipping plants we only offer expedited shipping for our live plant orders. Our returns & exchanges policy is also quite strict since its hard to control the quality of a plant once it leaves our facility, however we do our very best to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their plants. Read more about our policies here.
When you receive your plant its critical to get it out of its box and into the light the day it arrives. It will also want to be removed from its compostable plastic wrapping and given fresh water to drink. Keep in mind, this plant was grown in the tropical humid climate of South Florida, so if it's terribly cold or dry where you are it'll need to be hardened off before planting outdoors. Visit our care instructions page for more thorough info about caring for your new plant friend.
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