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These are clippings from my moms potted coleus. They’re propagating quite nicely, and my mom says the mother plant miraculously survived the AZ sun last summer. Poor plant definitely took a hit, but …
It has beautiful leaves and comes in many varieties, colours and leaf patterns. It is very easy to grow from cuttings, put them into water until they form roots, then pot. It grows very fast as well.
Easy plant to care for.. mine went dormant in the winter curious to see how she will perform this spring/summer shes grew new stems, shes just a tad bald.. propagation very easy
Coleus is all about the foliage which can vary greatly from bright green to dark burgundy with variegated mixes as well. Snip a stem & drop into a cup of water to propagate.
Easily propagation from a stem put in water. Avoid keeping near pets as it causes intestinal distress even in proximity to the plant. Toxic if eaten by dogs and cats.
How to care for Coleus
Coleus needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Coleus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.
Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Coleus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.