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Purple Swedish Ivy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Plectranthus Purpuratus

 

Purple Swedish Ivy

Plectranthus are warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere. Closely related to Solenostemon, they are commonly called spurflowers. They can be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory or outdoors in baskets, pots or in sunny borders. The foliage is often ornamental and the flowers are small but are often borne in good-size racemes in shades of purple, pink, white, or blue. Purpuratus has richly colored leaves and is suitable for the outdoor garden in frost-free climates or a container in almost any climate.

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plant Features
  • Purple Swedish Ivy likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Purple Swedish Ivy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Purple Swedish Ivy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Purple Swedish Ivy likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

 
plant information

Common name

Purple Swedish Ivy

Latin name

Plectranthus Purpuratus

type

Herbaceous Perennials

family

Lamiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Purple Swedish Ivy likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Purple Swedish Ivy is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Purple Swedish Ivy likes free draining and fertile

    Free draining and fertile

  • Water

    Purple Swedish Ivy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Purple Swedish Ivy is 0.90meters x 0.90meters 0.90 M 0.90 M

Plectranthus Purpuratus

Plectranthus are warm-climate plants occurring largely in the southern hemisphere. Closely related to Solenostemon, they are commonly called spurflowers. They can be grown in a cool greenhouse or conservatory or outdoors in baskets, pots or in sunny borders. The foliage is often ornamental and the flowers are small but are often borne in good-size racemes in shades of purple, pink, white, or blue. Purpuratus has richly colored leaves and is suitable for the outdoor garden in frost-free climates or a container in almost any climate.


Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plectranthus needs well-drained soil of moderate fertility in dappled shade. Most species are not hardy and will not survive outdoors in temporate regions. If grown indoors, provide full light but with protection from hot sun. Water freely and fertilise monthly during active growth, but keep just moist in winter.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Winter

Divide in spring, or take stem-tip cuttings any time. Rooted branches of trailing species can be removed. To grow from seed, sow ripe seed at 66° to 75°F.

 
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