Plant Care Coleus Reviews

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4.4 out of 5 (107 experiences)

Coleus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 72
Coleus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 55
Coleus has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 50
Coleus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 45
Coleus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 24
Coleus has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 11
Coleus has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Coleus has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 2
@KikiGoldblatt avatar
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leaf-1 46 Plants
xp 116,290 XP
globe Oliver Springs, TN
07/04/2021

I had help from the buyer on how to germinate these and how to successfully grow them. I used a plant heating pad, growing trays and a growing light. They are prospering. I hope to be able to plant them in their own pot in a few weeks. They just need more growth. She recommended them to be about 2” to 3” high before I replanted them. This is a fun project. I also raised hypoestes from seeds as well. They are doing just as well.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 109 Plants
xp 2,748 XP
07/04/2021

Okay so Coleus, although beautiful, this plant is the most frail of all my green friends. I’m working on a balance for her , she has been moved several times about for what best for her, still finding it.

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leaf-1 93 Plants
xp 6,167 XP
06/28/2021

What a surprise! Look who is putting up a little bloom! 💚

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 89 XP
globe Murrieta, CA
06/17/2021

My plant was gifted to me and sometime I am really good at watering her and sometimes not. She grew so fast and I was able to propagate 2 babies from her and gave one to another friend and she too is growing strong!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 15 Plants
xp 772 XP
globe Jakobsberg, Stockholm County
06/15/2021

It grows fast during summer, is a fun plant because its easy to make more plants from one plant

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 25 Plants
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globe Evansville, IN
06/07/2021

This plant have been through the wringer. A few plant trims, almost died a couple times, the cat, etc. it’s going strong now, even flowers lol

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 25 Plants
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globe Evansville, IN
06/06/2021

These are pretty when they get all bushy. Otherwise, this one has been a little bit finicky.

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
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globe Rio Linda, CA
06/02/2021

I grew these from seed last year and they are doing so well. I just found out that they are poisonous to cats and dogs so be careful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 413 XP
globe Willington, CT
05/31/2021

i basically killed this thing by not giving it any direct light so i propagated it to fill up the pot and now the leaves look so much healthier and the whole plant is thriving in the sunlight now!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 3 Plants
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globe South Jordan, UT
05/31/2021

This is my first time with this plant and I’ve only had it for about a week and a half so I’ll update more later but I love how strange and beautiful the leaves are. Almost otherworldly. It needs a lot of shade and I keep it inside but a little further back from the window and so far it’s done amazing with that.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 2,312 XP
05/24/2021

So pretty

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 250 XP
05/19/2021

Mine grew big and strong and is super purple >:) my coleus brings me joy

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 153 XP
globe Melrose, MA
05/16/2021

Wilts very easily

Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 64 Plants
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globe Denver, CO
05/02/2021

If you want a plant that you can propagate and share with your friends, get a coleus! They’re resilient and their bright colors are a stunning addition to your inside garden. I have mine in a tall skinny pot without drainage and she’s exploding! I accidentally broke off two of the stems, stuck them in water, and they’ve already sprouted roots!

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
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@Capejettymum
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP
04/18/2021

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.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
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leaf-1 17 Plants
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globe Slidell, LA
03/16/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Fast grower Fast grower
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@Capejettymum
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP
03/14/2021

Both shade and sun are manageable for a coleus!

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
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leaf-1 79 Plants
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globe Alexandria, VA
02/24/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
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leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 472 XP
02/17/2021

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 since they moved it out of direct, all day sunlight, it’s bouncing back!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
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@Capejettymum
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 918 XP
02/15/2021

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.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate