My sister brought this plant over to my sunroom as it seemed to not be getting enough light at her new place. Previously it had been about 3 times as large but has lost a lot of foliage. Seems to be perking up now. Took a few cuttings which are doing really well and shooting out roots over just a few days. Unfortunately, no idea what it is, and I’d like to know prior to potting the new ones! It’s just over a foot tall right now, with leaves that are fuzzy, green on top and purple underneath. Google has failed to help me figure it out! Here are some pics, thank you in advance for any help 🙂
Your plant is a type of plectranthus, common name is Purple Swedish Ivy.
Here are some care tips that might help.
Light: Swedish Ivy Plants require bright indirect light, but no direct sun. Inadequate light causes a Swedish Ivy to “reach’ for the light and become leggy looking.
Water: Allow the top 30% of the soil of a Swedish Ivy Plant to dry out before watering. Most people kill a Swedish Ivy by over- watering and causing root rot. Yellow leaves on a Swedish Ivy Plant indicate the plant is over- watered. Leaves of a Swedish Ivy become soft and dull green when the plant needs water. You can always save an under-watered Swedish Ivy but hard to save an over- watered one.
Fertilizer: Feed a Swedish Ivy Plant every two weeks in the spring and summer when it is actively producing new leaves. Use a plant food high in nitrogen, diluted to 1/2 the recommended strength.
Temperature: Swedish Ivy Plants prefer warm temperatures, 70-75 degrees, during most of the year. In the winter, cooler temperatures, 60-65 degrees, are best.
Humidity: Although a Swedish Ivy Plant prefers high humidity, it grows well in regular household humidity.
Read more about a Swedish Ivy Plant in the Popular HousePlant section of the website.