Plant Care Swedish Ivy
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Swedish Ivy

4.4 out of 5 (28 experiences)

Swedish Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Swedish Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate

Also known as

Swedish Begonia and Creeping Charlie

Taxonomy

Plectranthus verticillatus
Plectranthus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Swedish Ivy

Water

How often to water your Swedish Ivy

Water needs for Swedish Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Swedish Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Swedish Ivy in your home

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

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.

Swedish Ivy does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Swedish Ivy

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for 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 Swedish Ivy after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Soil
Fertilizer

Care Summary for Swedish Ivy

Swedish Ivy

Swedish Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

What other plant parents say

Swedish Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 19
Swedish Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 17
Swedish Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 17
Swedish Ivy has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Swedish Ivy has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Swedish Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Swedish Ivy has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Pennock avatar
@Pennock
leaf-1 45 Plants
xp 1,171 XP
globe Ketchikan, Alaska
09/19/2021

Keep it out of direct sun, and she will stay lush and green. Incredibly easy to propagate and a very fast grower.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Arraeis avatar
@Arraeis
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 147 XP
globe Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
09/19/2021

Super beautiful and easy to care for! My variegated swedish Ivy is one of my favorite plants.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Survivor Survivor
Manuelmarsha avatar
@Manuelmarsha
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 337 XP
07/19/2021

Loves light I tend to wait until the leaves start to lay before watering.

Kimberly avatar
@Kimberly
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 125 XP
globe San Antonio, Texas
07/04/2021

One of the easiest plants I own and always looks gorgeous!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Lvl500 avatar
@Lvl500
leaf-1 72 Plants
xp 3,395 XP
06/26/2021

I love love this plant. Beautiful lush shiny leaves

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Nishlaursen avatar
@Nishlaursen
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 783 XP
globe Arvada, Colorado
06/26/2021

Easy plant to care for. Grows towards the light but doesn’t require direct sunlight. Let dry out between watering’s.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Shannan avatar
@Shannan
leaf-1 17 Plants
xp 324 XP
globe Lafayette, Oregon
06/16/2021

Easy to care for, easy to propagate! This es one of my first house plants

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Mackgamb avatar
@Mackgamb
leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 1,202 XP
globe Charleston, South Carolina
05/20/2021

favorite plant that I have! insanely easy to propagate & grows like a weed!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fox avatar
@Fox
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 112 XP
globe Portland, Oregon
05/15/2021

i love love love my swedish ivy, i got it from a friend as a clipping and now it’s massive

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Smaug avatar
@Smaug
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 81 XP
05/12/2021

It’s dying and I can’t figure out why please help me it’s lost almost all of its leaves

Browns easily Browns easily
Laurenmar14 avatar
@Laurenmar14
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Oak Harbor, Ohio
05/06/2021

I love everything about this plant. It says full, bright light but mine is thriving being in the corner of my room. The only thing is that it’s not pet safe, other than that it’s such an easy plant!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Dona avatar
@Dona
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,055 XP
globe Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin
05/01/2021

Excellent grower. Super easy to propagate.

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Wiiendlessocean4life avatar
@Wiiendlessocean4life
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 262 XP
globe Gold Canyon, Arizona
03/26/2021

Needs a good amount of sun to get the bottoms of the leaves to be a nice purple/indigo. I love how the leaves grow alternating!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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