Plant Care Plectranthus Scutellarioides
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Plectranthus Scutellarioides

4.1 out of 5 (20 experiences)

Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

Coleus scutellarioides, Coleus scutellarioides, Coleus scutellarioides, coleus, painted nettle, Coleus blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides and Coleus Stained Glassworks Presidio

Taxonomy

Plectranthus scutellarioides
Plectranthus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Water

How often to water your Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Water needs for Plectranthus Scutellarioides
0.5 cups
every 9

Plectranthus Scutellarioides needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Coleus scutellarioides in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Plectranthus Scutellarioides: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Plectranthus Scutellarioides love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Plectranthus Scutellarioides does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Plectranthus Scutellarioides in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Plectranthus Scutellarioides: repot after 2X growth

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 Plectranthus Scutellarioides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Plectranthus Scutellarioides is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Soil
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Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Plectranthus Scutellarioides has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Annaleece avatar
@Annaleece
leaf-1 38 Plants
xp 551 XP
globe Modesto, California
07/14/2021

Super easy !

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Sevi avatar
@Sevi
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 487 XP
07/05/2021

So pretty

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Erodplants avatar
@Erodplants
leaf-1 82 Plants
xp 2,366 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.

Brandy avatar
@Brandy
leaf-1 63 Plants
xp 3,321 XP
globe Pike, New York
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
Fridagrowberg avatar
@Fridagrowberg
leaf-1 26 Plants
xp 607 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
Javabean4 avatar
@Javabean4
leaf-1 25 Plants
xp 643 XP
globe Evansville, Indiana
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
Graygardens avatar
@Graygardens
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 95 XP
globe South Jordan, Utah
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
Jcrumb avatar
@Jcrumb
leaf-1 42 Plants
xp 1,443 XP
05/24/2021

So pretty

Survivor Survivor
Pet friendly Pet friendly
Capejettymum avatar
@Capejettymum
leaf-1 36 Plants
xp 902 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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