Plant Height – 1 feet
The plant size may vary +/-10%
|ORIGIN||Asia and Australasia|
|SCIENTIFIC NAME||Plectranthus scutellarioides|
|COMMON NAMES||Coleus, Painted Nettle|
|IDEAL TEMPERATURE||70-100° F|
|LIGHT||Bright, indirect light and plenty of shade|
|WATERING||Allow soil to dry between waterings|
|HUMIDITY||Moderate to high humidity|
Coleus is a tropical evergreen tender perennial plant with an extraordinary display of colours on its leaves. Little blooms make charming cut flowers on the tip of the plant.
Caring for Your Coleus Plant
When you first plant your Coleus, whether it be in a container pot or directly into the ground, give it a good soaking of water to saturate the soil. For waterings following this, only water once the soil has started to go dry. Aim to keep the soil moist but not wet, avoiding watering too heavily, as the plant is susceptible to root rot. Coleus plants in containers will need more frequent watering than those grown in the ground. During hot and dry summer months, Coleus container plants will need watering at least once a day, sometimes twice. However, always be careful not to overwater, as too much water will destroy the roots and leave the plant unable to absorb any water or nutrients.
The Coleus plant loves the shade, making it an ideal plant for bringing some bright and vibrant color to darker corners of your garden. This plant would have lots of shade in its natural tropical habitat, where tall trees would protect it from the sun, so try to replicate this at home by providing the Coleus with ample protection from the sun’s harsh rays. Bright, direct light will scorch the leaves, causing the vibrant colors to fade or become bleached, or resulting in browned edges or transparent patches. REPOTTING If you are growing your Coleus in a container pot, then a time will come when it outgrows the space and needs to be repotted in a larger container. A root-bound plant will stop growing, so if you want to your Coleus at its current size, then you can keep it in its pot for an extended period, but eventually, its health will suffer, and you will need to give it more space to spread out its roots. To repot the plant, gently pull it out of its current pot and remove as much of the soil as you can without harming the roots. If the plant was particularly pot bound, then you can gently massage the roots between your fingers to encourage them to spread out in the new pot and continue healthy growth. Select a new container that is around two inches in height and diameter larger than the previous pot, and put enough potting soil in the bottom so that the plant will be at the same level in the pot as it was before. Gently place the plant into the center of the container and fill the edges with new soil. Coleus plants prefer well-draining soil to help prevent overwatering and root rot. Use a mixture that contains plenty of perlite, which will help to ensure the soil drains well as well as aerating it. Once you have completed repotting the plant, give it a heavy watering and then, continue care as normal. The best time to repot your Coleus is in early spring, and as a moisture-loving plant, you may want to think carefully about the construction of the container you are using. Terracotta pots have a tendency to absorb moisture, so if you’re using a pot such as this, then you should line it with plastic wrap so that the moisture is retained by the soil. Check out the other beautiful PLANTS to beautify your homes and gardens. Also, Check out the pots to plants these roses to enhance the beauty of your home and garden here . : Click Here!!
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