Coleus is a member of the mint family, with its characteristic square stems and oppositely arranged leaves.
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About Coleus

It is actually a heat-loving herbaceous perennial but is usually treated as an annual, since even the slightest breath of frost will turn it to mush. They have some of the most stunningly colored foliage in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc.

Coleus also have a wide variety of leaf sizes and overall shapes. This means that no matter what area you are looking to put coleus, you can find one that will be perfect. These plants are great for adding color to the garden (or home), especially in those dark, drab-looking corners.

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Plant Specifications

Plant Height12 inch (30 cm)
Plant Spread 6 inch (15 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Painted nettle, croton of poor man
Maximum Reachable Height 1 to 8 feet
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • Where the growing season is long, pinch the tips of the stems regularly to encourage branching and compact growth.
  • When growing coleus, keep in mind that these beauties can grow rapidly.
  • Plant coleus closes together as bedding plants or stuck them into baskets and containers for a fast growing and spectacular addition.
  • Another factor in coleus care is overwintering, as these plants, which are considered tender annuals, are highly susceptible to cold temperatures.

    Coleus care

    Coleus plants should be grown in the garden in bright, indirect light, or in partial shade. The lower growing dwarf varieties (6-12 inch) will create a colourful border, or you can use the taller (up to 36") types as a dramatic background planting.

    Many Coleus plants will survive full sun exposure but the foliage colour is often enhanced when they are grown in the shade.
    Coleus are also quite striking when they are planted in a container and grown as a house plant. By removing the flower spikes as they develop, and keeping the plant pinched back, the Coleus can be kept growing as a perennial for several seasons.

    Sunlight Dappled or partial shade
    Watering Evenly moist soil but not soggy. Container plants also require more frequent watering than those grown in the garden.
    Soil Good quality soil mix.
    Temperature Average temperature is 90 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Fertilizer A balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two weeks for plants in containers; in the ground, once a month is enough, with the fertilizer diluted to half-strength.

    Coleus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • These plants are great for adding colour in the garden (or home), especially in those dark, drab-looking corners
    • Their diversity of foliage colour, leaf shape, and growth habit make Coleus a valuable container and bedding plant, especially in shade where summer colour is scarce

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow Coleus?

    Sunlight Keep the plant outdoor indirect bright light. Protect the plant from the afternoon direct harsh sunlight as it can cause damage to the foliage. Soil The soil should be well-drained and fertile rich in organic content. Watering Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Water when topsoil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch. Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Application of Fertilizer During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month. Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.

    What is Coleus plant?

    Coleus, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae

    Is Coleus an indoor plant?

    You can grow coleus indoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Does Coleus need sun or shade?

    Coleus plant does not require direct sunlight it can grow in indirect bright light.

    Does Coleus need sun?

    Coleus plant does not require direct sunlight it can grow in indirect bright light.

    Is Coleus edible?

    Coleus isn't edible.

    Can Coleus grow in water?

    Yes, Coleus plants are easy to propagate and grow in water

    Can Coleus be an indoor plant?

    Yes, coleus is an indoor plant.

    Does Coleus spread?

    Yes, Coleus spread.

    Do Coleus have flowers?

    Yes, some of the coleus varieties flowers.

    Are Coleus perennials?

    Yes Coleus is a perennial plant.

    Are Coleus indoor plants?

    Yes, coleus is an indoor plant.

    Which Coleus is good for full sun?

    Mississippi Summer coleus is good for full sun.

    Is Coleus an annual?

    Coleus is a perennial plant.

    Coleus when to plant?

    You can plant coleus in spring season.

    Coleus where to plant?

    You can plant Coleus outdoor or indoor where indirect bright light is available.

    Is Coleus toxic?

    No, the Coleus plant is not toxic.

    Does Coleus grow in shade?

    Yes, you can plant Coleus in the shade where indirect bright light is available.



    Reviews

    Monday, 16 March 2020

    This Exotic Plant looks so beautiful.

    Parvati Gujju

    Monday, 02 March 2020

    I purchased a plant online from nursery live and received it in a very perfect condition, Thanks nurserylive team

    Joshi Prisy

    Thursday, 06 February 2020

    This is easy to grow with low maintenance requirements

    Kalyani Prakash
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