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Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy

Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender'

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Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender') at Studley's

Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy flowers

Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy flowers

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Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy (Plectranthus 'Mona Lavender') at Studley's

Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy flowers

Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Plant Height:  12 inches

Flower Height:  18 inches

Spacing:  14 inches

Sunlight:  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  9b

Other Names:  Candle Vine, Candlestick Vine

Features & Attributes

Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy has masses of beautiful spikes of lavender tubular flowers rising above the foliage from late spring to mid fall. Its serrated pointy leaves remain dark green in color throughout the year.

This is a dense herbaceous houseplant with tall flower stalks held atop a low mound of foliage. This plant should not require much pruning, except when necessary to keep it looking its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Mona Lavender Swedish Ivy can be expected to grow to be about 12 inches tall at maturity extending to 18 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 18 inches. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 5 years. This houseplant performs well in both bright or indirect sunlight and strong artificial light, and can therefore be situated in almost any well-lit room or location. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and may die if left in standing water for any length of time. This plant should be watered when the surface of the soil gets dry, and will need watering approximately once each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.

-- THIS IS A HOUSEPLANT AND IS NOT MEANT TO SURVIVE THE WINTER OUTDOORS IN OUR CLIMATE --

 
 
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Massing  Groundcover  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features