Plectranthus verticillatus

Swedish Ivy, Whorled Plectranthus, Swedish Begonia

Plectranthus verticillatus

Care

Lighting

Plectranthus verticillatus is suitable for sunny to part shaded places. During summer it can be placed in the garden or on the balcony.

Soil

Swedish Ivy grows good in regular mixes for cacti and succulents, container plants, vegetables or herbs.

Plectranthus verticillatus in pot

Watering

Let the soil dry between the waterings to max. 80 % of the pots height. Reduce watering if placed cool during winter. Avoid overwatering.

Feeding

Feed if in active growth with standard liquid fertilizer (monthly), spikes or granules (2 to 3 monthly).

New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Plectranthus verticillatus

Temperature

Swedish Ivy can either be grown warm the year round or given a winter rest period with a minimum of 10 °C (50 °F).

Propagation

Propagation with cuttings is easy. They can be potted immediately after cutting and will root in 2 to 4 weeks at 20 to 25 ° C (68 to 77 °F).

Plectranthus verticillatus cuttings

Profile

Scientific name

Plectranthus verticillatus

Common name(s)

Swedish Ivy, Whorled Plectranthus, Swedish Begonia

Family

Lamiaceae

Origin

South Africa to Mozambique and naturalized in some parts of South America

Height

Shoots can reach up to 50 cm in length

Toxic

No but not edible

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