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 originally become popular as a houseplant in Sweden. Swedish Ivies do have long cascading stems like a regular ivy plant. Creeping Charlie is the nickname for a Swedish Ivy. This plant is closely related to the mint plant. 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. It looks great in hanging baskets. A Swedish Ivy 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 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°. A Swedish Ivy  is a fast- growing, easy- care plant that is great for beginners.