Orthosiphon aristatus

Also known as:

  • Ocimum aristatum
  • Orthosiphon stamineus
  • Orthosiphon stamineus
  • White Cat Whiskers
  • Java Tea
  • Kidney Tea
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Plant Type

perennial, herb

Zones

9b-10b

Size

H:18"-24"
W:9"-12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

bright shade, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white

Foliage Color:

green, burgundy

Wildlife:

butterflies

Flower Season:

summer, fall

Foliage Season:

semi-evergreen

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Orthosiphon stamineus is a member of the mint family producing spikes of white\bluish purple flowers resembling cat whiskers..used to make java tea

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White tubular blooms with protruding white to lavender cat's whiskers, are borne in long spikes throughout summer. The white flowers contrast nicely with the red-tinged to purplish-green foliage. A small growing tender perennial which may reseed.

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