Recently I caught Coleus (Plectranthus) fever I suspect. I have already done the first sowing (Rainbow mix) few weeks ago. The other seeds (Fairway, Kong and…
Coleus genus (Painted nettle). These are perennials, annuals and evergreen sub-shrubs. They are grown for their colourful leaves and flowers.
Grown for their colourful leaves and flowers. Make excellent pot plants.
They are hardy or some species are frost tender, min 4-10C. Grow them in sun or partial shade with fertile well drained soil. You should choose a sheltered position. Water them freely in the summer and much less at other times. Pinch out growing shoots of young plants to encourage a bushy habit.
You can propagate by seeds sown under glass in late winter or by softwood cuttings in the spring or summer.
Mealy bug and whitefly may cause problems.
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