Plant Care Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy

Also known as

Vick's Plant


Plectranthus purpuratus

How to care for Purple Swedish Ivy


How often to water your Purple Swedish Ivy

Water needs for Purple Swedish Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

Purple Swedish Ivy needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Purple Swedish Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every

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Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Purple Swedish Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Purple Swedish Ivy: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Purple Swedish Ivy love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Purple Swedish Ivy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Purple Swedish Ivy in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Purple Swedish Ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Purple Swedish Ivy: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Purple Swedish Ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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