Scaredy Cat

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NameScaredy Cat Plant / Piss Off Plant / Vicks Plant 
Botanical NameColeus Caninus
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 30cm tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeRich, well-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeSpring
AppearanceGray-green leaves, blue flowers
Hardiness Zones10-11
Native AreaSouthern and Eastern Africa
ToxicityToxic to people and pets, repellent to cats and dogs

Scaredy Cat Care

These plants are considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors but are more suited for outdoor planting. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location and is a great option for hanging baskets. The flowers produced by these plants are loved by butterflies and bees.

The Scaredy Cat plant requires minimal watering and is considered to be drought-tolerant. Be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering again. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis.

This plant takes on a deeper green hue when kept in full sun. It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

This plant is toxic if ingested by humans or pets. Both the leaves and flowers of the plant are sticky to the touch and have an odour similar to Eucalyptus that some animals find unpleasant, deterring both insect infection and grazing by larger animals.

The below pictures are just for reference.

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions34 × 34 × 30 cm