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Cat's Whiskers /Java Tea
Orthosiphon aristatus | Lamiaceae


Cat's Whiskers is native to both South-east Asia & Northern Australia.

Leaves can be used fresh, or dried as an infusion or decoction and are quite distinctive in flavour and aroma.

 

As Java Tea it is used in traditional medicine most especially for kidney complaints, as a tea made from the leaves has diuretic properties.

As a garden herb it is quite easy to grow and very showy when in flower.

 

It is tolerant of most climates but we have found it very frost tender, so a sheltered position is best, although it does prefer full sun for at least half of the day.

 

Potted plants $6.00 available from our Australian Gardener store.

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Unfortunately we cannot supply plants, rootlets or divisions to Western Australia,Tasmania or Overseas

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