It is a succulent in the lamiaceae family, also known as spanish thyme, indian borage, and mexican mint.
cuban oregano uses –
cuban oregano leaves are used in traditional medicine to treat sore throats, colds, coughs, nasal congestion, infections, rheumatism and even flatulence.
the home gardener will find cuban oregano is an easy-to-grow plant that does well in pots and containers. the leaves look very much like a coleus, and it can be used much the same way. this is a fairly hardy and carefree herb that tolerates sun and drought. it is, however, frost tender, so if you grow it outdoors, it will die in the fall unless you bring it indoors.
as a houseplant, it does best in bright, indirect light or partial sun. when daylight drops below 12 hours, the plant bursts into bloom, a welcome sight on the winter windowsill