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Plectranthus verticillatus

Swedish Ivy, Whorled Plectranthus, Swedish Begonia

Plectranthus verticillatus

Care
  1. Lighting Plectranthus verticillatus is suitable for sunny to part shaded places. During summer it can be placed in the garden or on the balcony.
  2. Soil Swedish Ivy grows good in regular mixes for cacti and succulents, container plants, vegetables or herbs.
  3. Watering Let the soil dry between the waterings to max. 80 % of the pots height. Reduce watering if placed cool during winter. Avoid overwatering.
    Plectranthus verticillatus in pot
  4. 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.
  5. 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).
  6. 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

Plectranthus verticillatus cuttings

Plectranthus verticillatus

Profile
  1. Scientific name
    Plectranthus verticillatus
  2. Common name(s)
    Swedish Ivy, Whorled Plectranthus, Swedish Begonia
  3. Family
    Lamiaceae
  4. Origin
    South Africa to Mozambique and naturalized in some parts of South America
  5. Height
    Shoots can reach up to 50 cm in length
  6. Toxic No but not edible

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