SVEN [Plectranthus australis, Swedish Ivy]

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Sven is an absolute favourite for hanging baskets. With his gorgeously glossy scalloped leaves, Sven grows quickly into a lush trailing plant. He's also easy to care for too! What more could an urban gardener want? 

Grow pot width 16cm. Comes in a hanging grow pot (clips can be dismantled to remove hook).

 

Caring for Sven

Light

Swedish Ivy enjoys bright light year round

Water & humidity

Water 1-2 times per week. Let the soil dry out between watering. Swedish Ivy prefers to stay at a constant room temperature throughout the year, but is not too phased about humidity.  

Feeding

Feed once a month with a sachet of Canola Meal

Re-potting

Re-pot every 2-3 years. Trailing plants don't have big roots systems, so can be pot bound. Only use a well-draining potting mix with added perlite.

Atrium Top Tip

It's easy to propagate (make babies) Swedish ivy through cuttings. Cut a healthy stem at the base. Ensure it has a crown of leaves. Remove the lower ends of the foliage to expose a bare stem. Dip the cutting in rooting hormone and place in a container with potting mix. Place the cuttings in indirect sunlight & mist regularly with water.

Quirky Plant Fact

In some countries, Swedish Ivy is said to bring good fortune, and is nicknamed the 'money plant'. Interestingly, it does not come from Sweden and is not actually an ivy. It got it's name because it became a popular houseplant in Sweden in the 1980s. It's related to the mint family and originates from Kwa-Zulu Natal, & parts of Australia.

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