4.4 out of 5 (67 experiences)
Also known as
Painted Nettle and coleus spitfire
What other plant parents say
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 t…
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 sk…
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 …
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…
I grew mine from seeds. My pic of mine are about 7 weeks old. Now they are starting to pickup on growth. It was fun starting them from seeds. Great project for me. I also grew hypoestes from seeds as…
I’ve had the Coleus plants for approximately three months. They have grown fast in that time. I love the colourful leaves. Mine are positioned under a south facing roof window. I water and feed weekl…
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.
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!
I don’t know anything about this colius, I would like some information I keep it outside in a hanging basket, I water it but that’s it. If anyone could tell me more about it I’d appreciate it.
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
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.