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Plectranthus australis

Swedish ivy

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread1m to 1.2m
  • Growth HabitSemi-trailing
  • Flower ColourWhite, purple
  • Leaf ColourGlossy mid green

Description

Plectranthus australis (Swedish ivy). A upright trailing bushy, evergreen perennial from Australia.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Origin

Australia

Interest and use

Grown for their foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Gritty
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

You will need to grow in light gritty very well-drained soil in full sun. They will tolerant light frosts but prolonged cold and wet conditions can lead to rotting.

Propagation

Propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Over-wet conditions can lead to rotting.

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