Other common names: Mexican Mint, Spanish Thyme, Cuban Oregano, Indian Borage, 左手香, 到手香, 印度薄荷
Indian borage is a hardy, succulent herb that grows well in semi-shade and full sun conditions. Its leaves smell strongly of oregano and is typically made into tea as a remedy for sore throats.
Sun and soil needs:
As with most herbs, Indian Borage are usually grown in about 4-8 hours of indirect sunlight, or 2-6 hours of direct sunlight.
Indian borage grows rapidly when young and freshly planted from cuttings. Regular pruning will encourage the plant to grow more leaves and stems.
Indian borage is typically propagated via stem cuttings in soil. Stem cuttings rooted in water are likely to rot.
Common problems & solutions:
Like most strong-smelling herbs, this plant is relatively resistant to pests and disease if kept healthy.
The stems are liable to snap if they get too long. Regularly prune the plant to keep stems short.