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Plectranthus Forsteri ‘Marginatus’, Variegated Swedish Ivy- Plant

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Variegated Swedish Ivy- Plant
2 Plastic Pot/ Terracotta Pot

240.00 410.00

Estimated delivery date 2024/03/03

Plant Description

It is an attractive herbaceous perennial with variegated fragrant leaves in the Lamiaceae family. The leaves emit a mild citrus fragrance when bruised.  In cold climates, it is typically grown as a container annual. Swedish Ivy is an upright-spreading tender perennial that grows to 25 cm tall and spreads up to 3 ft wide. Creamy white or pale pink flowers appear on reddish upright stems that trail with age. Flowers are tubular, strongly two-lipped, not particularly showy. Marginatus is a variegated cultivar that is particularly noted for its attractive leaves. This bushy plant has thick stems that grow upright at first, then trail over the sides of a container. It is suitable for a hanging basket to show off its thickly leaved cascading stems.

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • It grows well in bright direct sunlight.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged parts of coleus and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the plant in indirect light.
  • Do not re-pot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature

Beautiful, attractive variegated foliages.

Ornamental uses

  • Great for adding colour in the garden (or home), for cascading type of garden and for hanging baskets.

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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Variegated Swedish Ivy- Plant
2 Plastic Pot/ Terracotta Pot

 

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