Plant Care Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Also known as

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


Plectranthus scutellarioides

How to care for Plectranthus Scutellarioides


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.

Water 0.5 cups every

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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 🚫.

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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.

Difficulty Level

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Plectranthus Scutellarioides

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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