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Cat whiskers

Plant Botanical Name: 
Orthosiphon stamineus
USBG Plant Location: 
Conservatory Room Location: 
Garden Court

A tropical plant native to tropical east Asia that can be used successfully as an annual in the Mid-Atlantic region. It will flower continously in full sun and average moisture.