Cat's Whiskers Plant

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Experience the unique charm of Orthosiphon Aristatus Cat's Whiskers Plant. With delicate white or purple flowers resembling a cat's whiskers, this low maintenance plant is a must-have for any herb garden. Shop now!

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Product Code: PLANT-SO00082

Tags:  Butterfly Attracting PlantsEdible PlantsLandscape Plants

Fact Sheet and Plant Guide



Common name and scientific name

Cat's Whiskers, Kidneys Tea Plant, Misai Kuching, 猫须草 (Orthosiphon aristatus, Orthosiphon stamineus)

Growth habit and size

A perennial herb that grows upright up to 50-80cm tall.

Foliage, flower color, and texture

The leaves are smooth in green with a toothed leaf margin. The inflorescences are arranged in a conical shaped with long stamens resembling a cat's whisker in white or purple color.

Pot Size

Ø22cm x H14cm

Overall Height

25-45cm from the base of the pot

Sunlight requirements

Thrives in full sun or partial shade

Watering needs

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let the potting medium dry out between waterings.

Soil type and pH requirements

Grow best in soil with excellent drainage.

Soil pH requirements: 6.6 to 7.5 (neutral) or 7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Feeding and fertilizer needs

Feed with all-purpose organic fertilizer at least once a month to provide essential nutrients for healthy plant growth.

Pruning requirements

Gently trim away dry, brown, or yellowish leaves by using a pair of secateurs at least once a month.

*Photos for illustration only. Actual product may vary due to the nature of the product.

*Color of pot and size may vary and change subject to availability.


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