name: "Swedish Ivy"
Latin name: Plectranthus australis
Growth habit: When young the plant grows upright, as it
matures it becomes a trailing ground cover.
Flowers: Yes, clusters of small white,
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical. Pests: Not effected by many
8" Swedish Ivy Hanging Basket
information: "Swedish Ivy" was very popular
in the late 70's and thru the 80's. Once again... it is becoming
"Swedish Ivy" requires some direct... filtered
sunshine to keep a compact full appearance. In lower light levels
the plant will still grow... but it will tend to stretch. Checking
for watering may be difficult because most plants are grown in
hanging baskets and it's hard to get your finger in the soil.
Let's learn how to water this plant by weight or appearance. Be
sure your plant was recently watered when you purchased it and
note it's weight. Check your plant 3 times per week until you
figure out the water schedule. When your plant is light in
weight... it's time to water. You'll also notice your
"Swedish Ivy" will start to loose it's glossy dark green
appearance. This means it's time to water. You may need to water
your plant twice to get the entire soil ball wet. Propagation is
easy. Root cuttings in a container of water, vermiculite, or moist
"Swedish Ivy" is readily available as small starter
plants, 6" and 8" upright plants and 6",8" and
10" hanging baskets.