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

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.

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 🚫.

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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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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.

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