This ornamental garden plant is native to Brazil. It grows to a little over a meter. The flowers have a slender,1 inch long floral tube and are zygomorphic with fan-shaped upper and lower lips. The lower lip has a conspicuous white "eye" at the base. The leaves have depressed, pinnate veins and are green, opposite, sessile, finely toothed, and elliptic to lanceolate in shape. The stems are woody and brownish.
The leaves have a minty pine scent.
|well drained rich soil.