Swedish Ivy – Plectranthus spp. Share this:Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window) Designed with love! Our Grower's Choice Subscription freshly picked and delivered to your door every month. Shop Now Common Name: Swedish Ivy, Swedish Begonia, Prostrate Coleus, Spur Flower Botanical Name: Plectranthus spp., plek-TRAN-thus Decorative Life: Many months but seldom for years under typical interior environments. Flower Color: White Availability: Year Round Harvest Instructions: Slightly sensitive to chlorinated water as chlorine levels above about 40 ppm can cause damage. Storage Specifics: Chill sensitive, hold at 55F or higher. Tidbits: From the Greek “plectron” meaning spur and “anthos” for flower. The corolla (petals) often have a basal spur. Recent Research Findings: In an earlier (1978) study, Harbaugh et al. showed that this species could be sealed in a polyethylene package and still be marketable when held at room temperature after 60 days.