The woody grey-brown stems bear ovate fleshy succulent blue-green leaves whose margins are very finely toothed or not at all. The inflorescence is a short spike of pale-blue boat-shaped flowers.
||Coleus coerulescens - Succulent Plant
||3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)
Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Tolerates wide range of soils except heavy, poorly drained ones. Prefers rich, moist soils with light to moderate shade.
||7 inch (18 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Blue spur flower, false boldo,
|Maximum Reachable Height
||2 to 2.50 feet
||Blue/white, pink/white, red/white
||April to May
||Easy to grow
Planting and care
Pinch just above a set of leaves or branching junction for the best appearance; don t leave a stub. Some gardeners leave the small flowers, but it s best to pinch them off to direct more energy into stem and foliage growth. Coleus left to flower may lose vigor as the plant puts energy into seed production.
Coleus coerulescens care
Coleus has long been considered a shade plant but the best leaf color is achieved with morning sun and some degree of afternoon shade. Many varieties do well in both shade and part-sun. Some can take quite a bit of sun as long as they are not allowed to dry out.
||Full sun to part shade
||Average Water Needs,Water regularly, do not overwater
||60 degrees F
||Apply any organic fertilizer
Coleus coerulescens special feature
Borders, rock gardens, cottage gardens, open shade gardens, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. Also a good selection for a hummingbird garden. Continue to water plants after bloom to enjoy the ground cover effect of the foliage. Best in large clumps or massed.
Coleus coerulescens uses
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose