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Other Name: "Ajwain", Mexican Mint, Country Borage, Cuban Oregano, French Thyme, Indian Mint, Mexican Mint, Soup Mint, Spanish Thyme.

Botanical Name: Coleus/Plectranthus Amboinicus

Family: Laminaceae

Native: Africa/India


Because of its aroma, this plant is regularly misclassified as "Ajwain" though it has no relation to the actual Ajwain plant/family/genus. It is a fleshy stemmed perennial herb with aromatic leaves that can grow into a bush. Container friendly and pest resistant. Will start producing harvestable leaves immediately and throughout its life. It's leaves are edible and medicinal.


*All our plants are organically grown without the use of any chemical fertilizers, fungicides or pesticides.

**This rate is for a standard 1 liter potted plant. For larger sizes/plants please visit the plant nursery by Mandy's Farm

Indian Borage "Ajwain"

  • GROWING: Re-pot in a larger container to increase root and foliage growth. Grow separately as this plant is quite demanding of soil/water resources. Trim off old, drying leaves from time to time.

    LIGHT: If growing indoors, place in a balcony or other bright spot with exposure to direct sunlight for at least eight hours daily. If growing outdoors, place in full sun.

    WATERING: Daily in every season. Allow soil to dry out completely between watering events. Never let its roots sit in stagnant water. If growing indoors, ensure that drip trays are emptied regularly.

    FERTILIZING: Our plants are sold in organically enriched, NPK+MagSulf strong, potting mixes that would need no additional soil amendments for at least one year. If re-potting/migrating to a larger container, we recommend the use of Mandy's Farm Basic Potting Mix or one similar to it.

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