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Plectranthus australis - Swedish Ivy (Green)

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$5.24 $6.99

4.7 out of 5 stars


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About This Product

Plectranthus australis - Swedish Ivy (Green) also known as Swedish Begonia and Creeping Charlie is a member of the Lamiaceae family of plants and is native to South Africa. An old-fashioned favorite, Swedish Ivy is fast growing and easily propagated. The leaves of the Swedish Ivy have a sweet scalloped edge and it will bloom with light white/purple flowers. Dead heading the spent blooms will allow new flowers to bloom more quickly. Plectranthus australis - Swedish Ivy (Green) is considered an evergreen perennial that prefers part sun indoors. Direct sunlight will burn the leaves, so place the plant in indirect light. Keep soil moist and don’t allow to dry out. Use a well-drained soil to promote good root health and discourage rot.

Hardy in zones 10-11

Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariumscontainer garden soilsdrainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs. 


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Plectranthus australis - Swedish Ivy (Green) makes a great container garden plant for the large container. Prune often to keep desired size. This plant makes a beautiful houseplant in a hanging basket. In a pot, it will grow over the sides and create a round, full plant.

Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Plectranthus australis - Swedish Ivy (Green) can be used in a vivarium or animal terrarium as a ground cover or on a background. Plant in a well-drained location and prune as needed to keep in control.

As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance. 


The plant pictured is in a 2.5" pot.


This product ships to your doorstep. Most orders placed before 2pm ET on business days will ship out the same day.

Import/export restrictions on this product require that it can only be shipped to destinations within the United States.

Restrictions on this product that prohibit shipping to the following states: HI.

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This product is covered under our Live Arrival Guarantee. If your insect/animal does not arrive in good health, we'll make it right, provided the following criteria are met:

  • If shipped Two Day, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between -20 and 120 °F.
  • If shipped Ground, the temperature experienced during shipping must remain between 20 and 85 °F.

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5.0 out of 5 stars

touchy, but does a great job

does not like soil that gets too wet, but if you get it right, these things are tough, and can handle a dart frog or mourning gecko with ease. Doesnt even bow in the slightest.


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Healthy and Huge!

This and all of my plants came in amazing condition. My Swedish ivy in particular was larger than I expected!


4.0 out of 5 stars

Perfect for arboreal dart frogs!

It wasn't as sturdy as I hoped but after a little jimmy-up it was perfect for arboreal dart frogs! It came with no issues of the leaves and the stem was not broken.

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