Coleus is grown for its brightly colored leaves. The plant grows in sun to partial shade and requires a lot of water. Coleus grows 20 to 24 inches tall and trailing types can be used in hanging pots. Pinch young plants or older, leggy plants to encourage branching. Coleus may be used as a potted plant. Remove flower spikes as they appear. Cold wet soils and poor cultural practices can result in leaf drop.
Coleus is propagated by seed and cuttings. Cuttings as short as 2 inches can be taken from newly grown shoots. The seed germinates in 10 to 14 days at 70 to 75 degrees. Light stimulates germination so seed should not be covered. Set plants outside after the weather has warmed.
|Visual title - Visual size||Visual title - Visual size|
|Coleus x hybridus - 53K|