Swedish Ivy Plant

Plectranthus australis
Creeping Charlie

Swedish Ivy plants did not originate in Sweden nor are they an ivy plant. However, Swedish Ivy plants did  become popular originally as a houseplant in Sweden and Swedish Ivies do have long cascading stems like a regular Ivy plant. Creeping Charlie is the nickname for a Swedish Ivy because it’s a “creeping” plant, is native to Africa and Australia, and is closely related to mint. A Swedish Ivy is a lush almost succulentLearn how to grow and care for succulent plants at Houseplant411.com- like trailing vine with thick, bright green, shiny scalloped leaves and looks best in hanging baskets. It produces delicate, white, tubular-shaped flowers when given enough bright lightVery few houseplants should be placed in direct sun. High light refers only to bright indirect light since direct sun often burns the leaves of indoor houseplants. An area that is too hot and dry encourages Spider Mites and causes blooms to quickly fade. A northern exposure really doesn't provide enough light for high light plants. These plants need to be placed directly in front of an east-facing window, within 1-3 feet of a west-facing window, and within 5 ft. of a south facing window. A high light area has over 300 ft. candles of light.. Some varieties of Swedish Ivy  have a special aroma when touched. You can hang a Swedish Ivy outside in partial shade during the summer, but bring it indoors before the temperatures dip below 50 degrees. A Swedish Ivy  is a fast- growing, easy- care plant that is great for beginners.