4.1 out of 5 (20 experiences)
Also known as
Coleus scutellarioides, coleus, painted nettle, Coleus blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides and Coleus Stained Glassworks Presidio
How to care for Coleus scutellarioides
Coleus scutellarioides 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 scutellarioides 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 scutellarioides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
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.