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how much direct sunlight does a Swiss plant need

Zone Ireland | edelennis1 added on January 12, 2019 | Answered

my Swiss plant leaves are dying even the new ones . I feel I need to repot it as the pot does not seem big enough. How much direct sunlight does it need?? Should I sit it close to window or away??

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MichiganDot
Answered on January 12, 2019

I am not aware of, and the internet isn't helping to identify, a plant with the common name of "Swiss plant". Since you are growing it as a houseplant, I am assuming you are speaking of Swedish ivy, Plectranthus australis. As the Latin name indicates, it is from Australia and nearby areas, not Sweden. Boy, are common names confusing! It likes damp but not wet soil so you must have drainage holes in the bottom or the roots will rot. On the other hand, it doesn't like soil on the dry side like succulents and lavender do. Here is an article on Swedish ivy care: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swedish-ivy/swedish-ivy-care.htm

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