Plectranthus australis/Swedish Ivy

Plectranthus australis / Plectranthus australis
A totem pole of the Swedish ivy growing on a patio
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A totem pole of the Swedish ivy growing on a patio

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Scientific Name: Plectranthus australis
Common Name: Swedish Ivy
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Swedish ivy makes an excellent indoor plant provided some natural light is present during the day. It produces rounded, scalloped, glossy leaves on long runners. In addition to growing as a trained vine on a totem pole, the Swedish ivy makes an excellent hanging basket specimen. Provide a well drained soil. Fertilize house plants every month during the period of active growth. Pests can include mealy bugs, aphids, plant lice, and leaf spots.