Vicks Plant - Live Plant


Vicks Plant (Plectranthus tomentosa)

4in pot size

The "Vicks Plant" is also known as the "Vicks VapoRub" plant due to the menthol-like fragrance of its leaves when bruised. The Vicks Plant can be grown indoors as a houseplant or as a potted outdoor plant.

Oval-shaped, fuzzy, green leaves with a distinct menthol scent when crushed.

Usually grows as a small, bushy plant, reaching around 12 to 18 inches in height.

Spikes of small, lavender to white flowers may appear in late summer or fall.

Prefers bright, indirect light. It likes some morning sun but should be protected from harsh afternoon sunlight.

Well-draining soilis preferred. Ensure good aeration to prevent root rot.

Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels slightly dry.

Thrives warm weather. Protect from frost. Appreciates higher humidity levels.

Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every month during the growing season (spring and summer).

Pinch back regularly to encourage bushiness and to control its size.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

2-7 business days

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept cancellations

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are we organic?

Although we aren't certified organic we use only organic practices we no use of pesticides or insecticides.

Sizing details:

Pot size - 3in, 4in or 5in (based on listing)
Plant height - 6+ inches

Shipping from our nursery to you:

We ship on Monday & Tuesdays according to climatic conditions to ensure your plants arrive in a timely manner for proper care, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.

Where we cannot ship to:

At this time we are not able to fulfill orders outside of the U.S. due to agriculture regulations.
We also do not ship to Hawaii or Alaska because of their distance from our nursery and the sensitive nature of the plants we ship.

Reviews (8)


They came as schedules and they made a long trip close to 5 states of way from their location. The came in wonderfully packaged and still alive. I am looking forward to doing more business with them again in the near future.

-Well packaged (some of the best I’ve seen) -Beautiful, healthy robust plants -Care instructions included are super helpful -adjusting after repotting well -smell amazing

Plants arrived alive and well packaged.

Packaged well and arrived in good condition.

I Love my new plant

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