Top Questions About Swedish Ivy Plants

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Questions About Swedish Ivy Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
June 30, 2011

Q. Climbing Houseplant

I want to allow my Swedish Ivy plants to climb up the wall and along the edge of the ceiling all around the room. Is this possible? What are the best ways to secure the stems?

Answered by
Nikki on
July 1, 2011
Certified Expert
A.

I don't know of anything right off but perhaps you could try lattice, wire, or hooks.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 21, 2013

Q. Swedish Ivy

What is the name of a trailing, scallop-shaped leaved (all green, no variegation) plant commonly known as ‘Swedish ivy’? This was not the plant I thought it was.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
May 21, 2013
A.

Plectranthus verticillatus Syn. Plectranthus nummularius, Swedish ivy, Swedish Begonia or Whorled Plectranthus

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Asked by
MSDEGI on
February 7, 2014

Q. worms on outdoor swedish ivy

How can I get rid of worms or caterpillars on my outdoor Swedish ivy?

Answered by
Heather on
February 8, 2014
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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 3, 2014

Q. Miracle-gro

How often should I feed my plants (Swedish Ivy) Miracle Gro during the winter months inside? I water them 2 times a week.

Answered by
Nikki on
December 3, 2014
Certified Expert
A.

On average, these plants don't really need to be fertilized more than twice a month during their active growth, and hardly at all in fall or winter - no more than once, if necessary. Also, rather than water twice weekly, check the soil first and water only if it's dry to the touch. Here is more information on caring for Swedish ivy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swedish-ivy/swedish-ivy-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
December 5, 2014

Q. Spray and Grow

I mist my Swedish Ivy daily between waterings. Should I include or use some spray and grow with some of my mistings?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
December 8, 2014
A.

I believe that everyone finds their own best way to take care of their plants. However, you might be interested to know that scientifically speaking, misting doesn't help your plants. Misting only raises the humidity around the plant a few percentage points, and that for only a few minutes. For misting to have any value in raising humidity, it has to be done every 15 minutes.
So if you enjoy misting your plant(s), go ahead, but know that you don't have to do it.
Secondly, for "spray and grow," I presume you mean some kind of foliar fertilizer. I don't think it's of any value to Swedish ivy; introducing unneeded minerals into (or onto) the plant can actually be harmful. Swedish ivy is a very undemanding plant. By far the most important factor in having a healthy plant is testing the soil moisture before watering, to make sure it's not too wet. https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/testing-moisture-in-plants.htm
Here's some more info on Swedish ivy: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/swedish-ivy/swedish-ivy-care.htm

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Asked by
beverleydubois1 on
July 2, 2015

Q. Is Swedish Ivy toxic to pets?

If a dog or cat ingests or chews on this plant, is it toxic?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2015
Certified Expert
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The ASAP list Swedish Ivy as Non toxic for dogs and cats.

Always consult you vet if you feel your animal has ingested a plant!

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 2, 2016

Q. Is Swedish Ivy toxic to pets?

If a dog or cat ingests or chews on this plant, is it toxic?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
July 3, 2016
Certified Expert
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Swedish Ivy is listed as Non Poisonous to dogs and cats.
Always consult your vet if you feel your animal has ingested something it shouldn't!

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