Plectranthus ecklonii is a soft, erect, fast growing shrub to 3 metres tall and is an attractive and popular garden subject. Mass planting is very striking. P. ecklonii is best grown in partial shade. It is recommended for gardens where frost is not too severe. It will flower profusely the first season after planting. Plant about 60 cm apart. Prune back hard after flowering during midwinter.