Plant Care White-Edged Swedish Ivy

White-Edged Swedish Ivy

3.8 out of 5 (5 experiences)

White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

Tropical Mint and Candlestick Vine

Taxonomy

Coleus paniculatus
Coleus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for White-Edged Swedish Ivy

💦 Water

How often to water your White-Edged Swedish Ivy

Water needs for White-Edged Swedish Ivy
0.5 cups
every 9

White-Edged 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 White-Edged Swedish Ivy

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for White-Edged Swedish Ivy in your home

Light needs and placement for plant White-Edged Swedish Ivy: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

White-Edged Swedish Ivy may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize White-Edged Swedish Ivy

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

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💡 FAQs
💦 Water Needs

White-Edged Swedish Ivy prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

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☀️ Sunlight Needs

White-Edged Swedish Ivy may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

White-Edged Swedish Ivy Light Requirements →

White-Edged Swedish Ivy Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


💨 Humidity

White-Edged Swedish Ivy doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

White-Edged Swedish Ivy Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

White-Edged Swedish Ivy does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for White-Edged Swedish Ivy →

When and How to Successfully Repot White-Edged Swedish Ivy →


💩 Fertilizer

White-Edged Swedish Ivy should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

White-Edged Swedish Ivy is native to Old World Tropics and Subtropics.


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for White-Edged Swedish Ivy

White-Edged Swedish Ivy

White-Edged Swedish Ivy


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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

White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
White-Edged Swedish Ivy has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Hannah avatar
@Hannah
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 206 XP
globe Auckland
08/05/2021

Pretty easy plant I brought it as a replanted cutting that wasn’t super healthy but I planted it and watered it and it seems to be fairly low maintenance. Is a few months old and is growing well.

Fast grower Fast grower
@pascabelly avatar
@@pascabelly
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 456 XP
globe Cookeville, TN
03/07/2021

the most finicky plant ever. it browns even when soil is wet. still figuring out how to best care for it and it’s been 3 months

Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily

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