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Plectranthus verticillatus, commonly known as Swedish Ivy, is native to southern Africa, where it grows in regions such as South Africa, Swaziland, and Mozambique. In its natural habitat, this species is found in forested areas, where it grows in gorges and other shaded areas forming dense mats. The leaves are often purple underneath, and the stems are often purple, the upper sides of the leaves are green with a glossy sheen on them. Plants form dense mats in cultivation and measure 10–30 cm high and spread 50-100 cm.


Cultural Preferences and Botanical Care

To cultivate Plectranthus verticillatus successfully, replicate its natural growth conditions. This includes providing well-draining soil using a mixed media of fine bark, grit, soil and perlite. Give plants moderate to bright, indirect light. This species needs consistent moisture, so maintain a regular watering schedule, allowing the top inch of soil to dry between waterings. This adaptable plant can thrive in temperatures between 10-24 degrees Celsius and is well-suited for both indoor and outdoor cultivation in suitable climates. Plants grown outdoors will die in the winter so make cuttings or dig them up before the weather gets too cold.





Plant Size: Mature, potted plant 15-20 cm high

Family: Lamiaceae

Plant Passport: A Plectranthus verticillatus B 141223 c 11319 d GB

Plectranthus verticillatus

SKU: Plectranthus verticillatus

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