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Swedish Ivy, Swedish Begonia, Creeping Charlie
Lamiaceae
Plectranthus australis


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Shrub


Lamiaceae Family

Plectranthus Genus

Location

Native to Australia - Found in Brazil

Physical Description
Despite its common name it is not closely related to true ivies of the genus Hedera. Unlike ivy, it is not thigmotropic, meaning it does not cling to walls with the roots when it grows.
It is found naturalised around the world in certain areas with warm climates. It is perennial and blooms from mid-autumn to mid-winter. The bloom colour ranges from mauve/rose to white.


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General Information

This plant is commonly grown as a house plant, however ours is growing on the yard...
There is also the Plectranthus verticillatus (Swedish ivy) also considered a house plant in the family Lamiaceae (Labiatae), but native to South-east Africa.



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Comment: Swedish Ivy, Swedish Begonia, Creeping Charlie , Plectranthus australis

Page Posts: 3

heidbenati
heidbenati
October 21, 2009
Thank you for the info!
Chris2002
Chris2002
October 20, 2009
It looks like a Swedish Ivy to me. I know it as a houseplant.

Common name: "Swedish Ivy"
Latin name: Plectranthus australis


Native to: Australia
Growth habit: When young the plant grows upright, as it matures it becomes a trailing ground cover.
Flowers: Yes, clusters of small white, insignificant flowers.
Temps: Normal indoor temps
Humidity: Not critical.
Pests: Not effected by many pest.
gardengeek
gardengeek
August 04, 2009
Does it have a smell? is the stem square?

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