The Tortoise Club

Plant Name:

Swedish Ivy

Latin Name:

Plectranthus australis

Plant Type:

Plant, Vine


Plectranthus verticillatus, Swedish ivy, Swedish begonia or whorled plectranthus is a plant in the family Lamiaceae, genus Plectranthus. Despite its common name, it is not close to the ivy family of the genus Hedera. It is a foliage houseplant and typically not edible.