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 Diego, California.

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 Diego, California

San Diego, California

61% Medium

Growing Purple Swedish Ivy in San Diego right now

Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Diego, California

Plant growth potential is currently low 📉

November 26th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in San Diego is currently low 📉.

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

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Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Diego, California

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 23.4% ☀️

November 26th, 2021

San Diego is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in San Diego is expected to decrease by 23.4% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 10.4 megajoules of energy per m2…

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Light needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Diego, California

Daylight will decrease by 0.9 hours 📉

November 27th, 2021

This month, San Diego is getting an average of 10.6 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 8.6% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.9 total hours of da…

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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 Diego, California 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.

When to repot Purple Swedish Ivy

Nutrient needs for plant Purple Swedish Ivy in San Diego, California

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

November 20th, 2021

The growing potential in San Diego is medium 👌.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot a…

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

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