Plectranthus coleoides, White-Edged Swedish Ivy

Plectranthus coleoides

White-Edged Swedish Ivy
Family: Lamiaceae
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapGroundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterOrnamental foliageWhite, off-white flowersFragrant plant

Plectranthus coleoides (White-Edged Swedish Ivy) is a small plant that reaches 2-5 ft and is used as a groundcover and low-growing accent. It has beautiful white or off-white flowers that are fragrant and ornamental in style. It does best when placed in full sun or semi-shade depending on the climate and with moderate watering.

When planting Plectranthus coleoides in warm climates, it can be placed in the ground, however in cold regions, it is best to grow it in a pot to ensure that the soil keeps warm. To ensure proper growth and care of the plant, when placing it in a pot in a cold region, ensure that it is planted in well drained soil to prevent rotting and that the container is able to hold sufficient water to keep the plant hydrated. Place the pot in an area that gets plenty of sunlight, generally the sunniest location in your garden, and make sure to water the plant during periods of drought. Additionally, fertilize the soil every few months to ensure maximum growth.

With proper care and attention, Plectranthus coleoides can be a beautiful and vibrant addition to any garden. Its ornamental foliage and fragrant flowers will be sure to delight.

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