Coleus growing shrub of that genus also known as Plectranthus scutellarioides, Coleus evergreen perennial plant, but in cold weather become annual and used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics, temperate, tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10+ (as perennial) 3-9 (as annual).
Leaves color can be: green, yellow, black, brown, blue, grey, orange, pink, purple, white, red or mostly more than one color, often mottled or stained, foliage color can be homogeny or diverse of several colors on the same leaves, the leaves are oval with serrated edges
Flower small in color blue –white, flower grow on stalk in inflorescence
Although Coleus referring to more plant from this genus this page referring to Plectranthus scutellarioides
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Requirements for Coleus growing and care:
Light soil, well drain
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, but possible
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Sensitive to; heat wave, cold
Recommended planting season?
Pests and diseases:
When is the best time to prune a Coleus shrub?
How to prune:
What is the size of a Coleus shrub?
20-80cm, 8-32 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
In warm climate full Shade – half Shade, cold climate full sun- half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes, but need light
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
White-blue small flower, the flowers grow on stalk in inflorescence
Thinning the bloom:
Yes, recommend to thinning make the plant life shorter
- Black leaves
- Blue leaves
- Brown leaves
- Gray leaves
- Orange leaves
- Pink leaves
- Purple leaf
- Red leaves
- White leaves
- Yellow leaf