days to maturity:
plant spacing: 1 plant every 3 feet
sunlight requirements: 8-14 hours
look out for: mites and aphids
harvest notes: aggressive grower
Jamaican Oregano, also known as Spanish Thyme, Oregano del Pais, Oregano Poleo, Puerto Rican Oregano, Dominican Oregano, Oregano Chiquito, False Thyme, Oregato and Oreganillo, is a highly aromatic tropical perennial herb with a long history as a spice and medicine in the Caribbean and the Americas. This tender, woody shrub has cascading branches, small fragrant leaves, and tiny white flowers that are very attractive to bees and other pollinators. It can easily be grown in containers and over-wintered indoors. Similar in flavor to Mediterranean Oregano, the aroma and taste is much more rich and intense, a staple spice in Caribbean cuisine. Traditionally used for asthma, bronchitis, cough, cold and flu, oliguria, and supporting digestion, it is most commonly prepared as a decoction for respiratory disorders.
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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