Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus strigosus)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 to 12 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Medium green, covered in tiny red hairs, scalloped margins.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Other: May bloom off and on throughout the year.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Location: Brooklyn Botanic GardenDate: 2017-04-30
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Location: Modiin, IsraelDate: 2018-11-02
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Location: Brooklyn Botanic GardensDate: 2017-04-30
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Location: Modiin, IsraelDate: 2018-11-02
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need help identifying this houseplant by sangel Nov 4, 2018 6:46 AM 3

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