Swedish Ivy Plant Propagation

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The Swedish ivy plant, also known as the Plectranthus verticillatus, is one of the easiest plants to propagate and grow. Its stunning droopy growth is bound to leave you mesmerized. The best part about its propagation is that it grows quickly, so you don’t have to wait too long to enjoy your new plants. This … Read more

Growing a Swedish Ivy Plant in Terrariums

A close-up of the leaves of a white-edged Swedish ivy plant.

Plectranthus australis, often known as Swedish Ivy, is a common indoor plant that offers a dash of greenery to almost any living area and is simple to care for. Swedish Ivy may flourish in several settings, but one of the most interesting places to grow it is in a terrarium. This article will examine the … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Hanging Baskets

A hanging potted plant with green leaves and a houseplant411 logo on a white background. The plant is identified as a Swedish Ivy.

The Swedish Ivy plant, commonly known as the Plectranthus verticillatus, is one of the most beautiful houseplants for any homeowner. Contrary to popular belief, it is not from Sweden and is native to South Africa. This low-maintenance plant requires moderate to high humidity and warm temperatures. It develops as a ground cover in its native … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Toxicity Levels and Maintenance Tips

A close-up of a Swedish ivy plant with green and purple leaves on a wooden table.

Swedish ivy is a perennial vine that grows in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 through 11 and as far north as Canada. It’s also known as Plectranthus australis, although the two names are interchangeable. The plant can grow up to 6 feet tall with dark green leaves that have light green veins … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant for Indoor Gardening

A close-up photo of a Swedish Ivy leaf with green and white variegation.

The trend of indoor gardening is gradually rising as interior designs lean more on biophilic designs that incorporate nature in home decor. Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus) is a trailing plant that grows quickly and is easy to care for, making it a popular choice among indoor gardeners. However, as a novice houseplant owner, being confused … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant History and Origin

A close-up photo of a Swedish Ivy leaf with green and yellow variegation. The leaf is heart-shaped and slightly curled.

Swedish ivy is a hardy ground plant that can survive in all kinds of conditions. The plant’s origin is not exactly known, but it has been growing almost everywhere in North America and Europe for centuries. It can be found in forests and rock gardens, on coastal dunes and even on walls. The plant can … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Benefits

A green Swedish ivy plant with white-edged leaves.

Swedish Ivy, Plectranthus verticillatus, is a flowering plant native to South Africa. It’s also known as creeping Charlie or silver moss. The plant gets its name from its ability to climb up walls and other structures using tiny tendrils that grow out of the stem. These tendrils can grow up to 10 feet long! In … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Light Requirements

A close-up photo of a Swedish ivy plant with bright green leaves and white edges.

The famous hanging basket houseplant, Swedish ivy (Plectranthus australis), is indigenous to the Pacific Islands and northern Australia. The plant’s gorgeous trailing habit is its most appealing feature. Many gardeners use it as a ground cover.  A Swedish ivy plant has glossy, scalloped-edged leaves. It produces lovely white booms throughout the summer, although they are less … Read more

Swedish Ivy Plant Decorating Ideas

A potted plant with white flowers and green leaves on a white background.

Swedish Ivy is an easy-to-grow houseplant that is perfect for interior and outdoor decoration purposes. The trailing vines look beautiful in hanging baskets, on staircases and even above doors and windows. Though they’re native to Europe, they are also known as Peace Lily Vine or Boston Ivy because they were thought to have been introduced … Read more