During Winter and some early Spring shipments, some of the plant materials in this shipment are DORMANT.
This means that even though they have no green top growth, they will grow from dormant buds when temperatures are right. For many perennials, This 'rest period' is ESSENTIAL to good flowering performance in the upcoming season. During Summer/Winter months shipping might be delayed as we only will be shipping on days that we know it wonít harm the plant(s). Monday through Thursday
Purple swedish ivy plectranthus Passion Plant
Botanical Name: Plectranthus species
Swedish ivy house plants are ideal for beginners. Nearly foolproof, this is one of the easiest types of ivy to grow indoors. In fact, it needs little attention to thrive.
This bushy plant has thick stems that grow upright at first, then trail over the sides of a container. Put it in a hanging basket to show off its thickly leaved cascading stems.
Swedish ivy has rounded leaves that are deeply veined with scalloped edges. P. australis is a variety with solid green foliage. The variegated types are more commonly grown as house plants.
You can expect pale lavender or white flowers to appear in spring or summer, but they're not nearly as showy as the foliage.
Keep it moist, not soggy. This plant grows best with evenly moist soil during the growing season. Take care not to allow the soil to become soggy, which can cause root rot. Cut back on water in the winter, when growth has slowed. But don't allow it to dry out completely.
Pinch and prune. This vigorous grower needs regular pruning to keep it in shape. After the flowers fade, pinch back stem tips to encourage branching. You'll get a fuller, bushier plant this way. Propagate the stem tips, if you like. They root easily and you'll have new plants. You can prune your plant back by as much as half at a time -- you won't hurt this robust plant at all.
Swedish Ivy Plant Care Tips
Origin: Northern Australia, Pacific Islands
Height: To 3 ft (90 cm)
Light: Bright, indirect light. Some morning sun is fine.
Water: Keep soil moist spring through fall when plant is actively growing. Water sparingly in winter.
Humidity: Moderate humidity. This plant loves to be misted with room-temperature water.
Temperature: Average room temperatures (60-75