Light: This plant prefers full sun but will tolerate partial sun if it gets some hot afternoon sun. Too much shade will make plants leggy and reduce flowering. Temperature:This plant is reliably hardy in zones 10 and 11, and in zones 9 and 8, it may survive winters if you mulch around the base of the plant.
Watering: This drought-tolerant only needs supplemental watering when summer temperatures rise. If there is an unusual prolonged drought situation, a one-inch soaking every two or three weeks is usually enough.
Soil:Prefers a dry situation, so plant it in a sunny spot with good drainage—sandy soils are acceptable for this plant. If growing in a container, make sure the drainage is adequate, and use a mixture of traditional potting soil, peat moss, and sand or perlite to ensure the plant's roots don't get waterlogged.
Comments: This plant is highly resilient to diseases and pests, making it a low-maintenance option for gardeners of all experience levels. And during its active growing season, it even acts as a natural deterrent to rats and snakes, keeping your garden safe and secure.
Panadol, also known as Scaredy Cat Plant, is a unique plant with various benefits. The plant is named after its unpleasant odor that repels cats, dogs, and other animals. However, it is much more than just an animal repellant. Panadol is an attractive garden plant with grey-green oval leaves that grow up to 3 inches long. It produces unusually dark violet-blue flower spikes that can grow up to 8 inches long and bloom from late spring through summer.
Native to the Mediterranean region, Panadol belongs to the mint family and is known for its ability to grow up to 3 feet tall and 2 feet wide, making it an excellent choice for borders or as a ground cover. The plant prefers full sun to partial shade and well-drained soil, making it easy to grow and maintain. It is an ideal choice for novice and experienced gardeners alike.
Apart from its attractive appearance and ability to repel animals, Panadol has several medicinal properties. The plant has been used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments such as fever, cough, and respiratory infections. The essential oils present in the plant have antibacterial and antifungal properties, making it an effective natural remedy for many health conditions.
Panadol is not just a plant that repels animals; it is also a beautiful garden plant with medicinal properties. It is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a low-maintenance plant that adds beauty and functionality to their garden!
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