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Plectranthus coleoides 'Marginatus'/White-Edged Swedish Ivy

Plectranthus coleoides 'Marginatus' / Plectranthus coleoides 'Marginatus'
Green foliage with white margins
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Green foliage with white margins

The white variegation gives this plant a strong presence in a planter

Hanging strands of foliage on a old plant

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Scientific Name: Plectranthus coleoides 'Marginatus'
Common Name: White-Edged Swedish Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Poor
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: Treated as an annual in most gardens, since it is not cold hardy. Is used and a container plant, in hanging baskets or as a ground cover. Plants may become to straggly during the growing season and can be headed back as needed.