Please Identify Flowering HousePlant

A friend gave me a cutting off her plant. Neither of us know what it is. Not the African violet but the one behind it.

Hi Phyllis,

Your plant is a Swedish Ivy plant (Plectranthus) in bloom. Swedish Ivy Plants like bright, indirect light but no direct sun. Inadequate light causes a Swedish Ivy to “reach’ for the light and become leggy. Allow the top 30% of the soil to dry out before watering. Most people kill a Swedish Ivy by over-watering and causing root rot. Yellow leaves indicate the plant is over-watered. The leaves become soft and dull green when a Swedish Ivy needs water. You can save an under-watered Swedish Ivy but it is hard to save an over-watered plant.

You can read all about a Swedish Ivy Plant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website. website.

Here’s a picture of another Swedish Ivy plant in bloom.