Plant Care Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy

Also known as

Vick's Plant

Taxonomy

Plectranthus purpuratus
Plectranthus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Purple Swedish Ivy

Water

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 located in San Antonio, Texas.

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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.

Plant care guide for Purple Swedish Ivy in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio, Texas

60% Medium

Growing Purple Swedish Ivy in San Antonio right now

Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Antonio, Texas

Plant growth potential is currently medium 👌

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight energy as measured by “net radiation” in San Antonio is currently medium 👌.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in deter…

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Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Antonio, Texas

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 21.4% ☀️

November 25th, 2021

San Antonio is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Antonio is expected to decrease by 21.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.5 megajoules of energy pe…

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Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Antonio, Texas

Daylight will decrease by 0.8 hours 📉

November 26th, 2021

This month, San Antonio is getting an average of 9.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 7.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 10.1 total hours of …

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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 🚫.

San Antonio, Texas currently has medium levels of sunlight intensity, you can help this plant grow by treating it to ample light ☀️.

Nutrients

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.

FAQs
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Care Summary for Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy

Purple Swedish Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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