20 Super-Easy Houseplants You'll Love
Despite its name, Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus), the most common plant in the plectranthus family, is native to South African and Australia - not Sweden - and is more closely related to mint than ivy. Its cascading stems studded with glossy rounded, scalloped-edge leaves make it primarily a foliage plant. But if often blooms in late spring or early summer with tiny white or pale mauve blooms on short spikes. Its tidy drapes make Swedish ivy a great choice for hanging baskets.
Size: To 6 - 18 inches high and 6 - 36 inches wide
Growing conditions: Medium light; 50 - 65°F; barely moist soil
Pictured: Swedish ivy (Plectranthus verticillatus)