Scientific name: Plectranthus
Common name(s): creeping Charlie
Origin: Australia, Africa, Pacific Islands
Light: medium bright light
Watering: let soil dry slightly between waterings
Fertilizing: all purpose every 2-3 months
A.) Plectranthus australis (Swedish Ivy) tough trailing plant with glossy foliage
withstands neglect. Widely `popular but mysteriously hard to find.
B.) Plectranthus coleoides ‘Marginatus’ (candle plant) fuzzy variegated leaves with a minty fragrance
Many varieties are available, usually more in the summer because of their
popularity as an out door annual. They make wonderful house plants and adapt to different situations. Good light is best to keep growth compact. Regular pruning is very beneficial too.