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Cuban oregano aka Plectranthus amboinicus bears a strong menthol or camphor scent that intensifies when the leaves are crushed, so use this powerful seasoning carefully. It is most often used in dishes that include poultry, lamb, beef, and stuffing. Cuban oregano can be dried or frozen for cooking.
Cuban oregano grows well in part-shade areas like porches, patios, or courtyards that receive a few hours of morning light. Plant this drought-tolerant plant in well-drained soil; water occasionally. It grows well in containers alongside other part-shade plants like begonia, impatiens, fuchsia, and coleus. It’s nearly maintenance-free once it is established. It grows rapidly, creating a lush display in a container garden.
Inside the house, Cuban oregano grows best in a bright, sunny window but will tolerate less light if needed. Water it about once a week and fertilize with an all-purpose fertilizer about once a month. This fast-growing plant will outgrow its planting container after a few months. Simply trim back foliage by one-third or repot it in a larger container.