Unusual House Plant-Creeping Mint Charlie

I’ve looked allover the internet and can’t find the name of my houseplant. Can you help??



Your plant is a type of Swedish Ivy. The common name is a Creeping Mint Charlie plant. It’s scientific name is Glechoma hederacea and it’s a member of the mint family (Lamiaceae).

Swedish Ivy plants require bright indirect light, but no direct sun. When the light is tools, the plant becomes thin and “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 the plant needs water. You can save an under-watered Swedish Ivy but it is hard to save an over-watered plant.

You can read all my care tips in the Popular Houseplant section of the website.