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Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Food plant (leaves)

Character: Aromatic, ancient culinary herb that is pungent, spicy and slightly bitter

Safe for pets? No


  • Origanum majorana
  • Origanum syriacum (Origanum maru)
  • Origanum vulgare
  • Origanum vulgare var. aureum
  • Origanum vulgare var. hirtum

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Small, dusty, bright orange, yellow or brown pustules on undersides of leaves: Root issues
  • New shoots may be pale and distorted: Root issues
  • Large areas of leaf tissue die and leaves may drop from plant: Root issues