Plant Care Coleus scutellarioides
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Coleus scutellarioides

4.1 out of 5 (20 experiences)

Coleus scutellarioides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Coleus scutellarioides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves

Also known as

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

Taxonomy

Plectranthus scutellarioides
Plectranthus
Lamiaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Coleus scutellarioides

Water

How often to water your Coleus scutellarioides

Water needs for Coleus scutellarioides
0.5 cups
every 9

Coleus 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 Coleus scutellarioides

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 Coleus scutellarioides: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Coleus scutellarioides

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Coleus 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 Coleus scutellarioides after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Coleus scutellarioides

Coleus scutellarioides

Coleus scutellarioides


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft 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

Coleus scutellarioides has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 13
Coleus scutellarioides has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 10
Coleus scutellarioides has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Coleus scutellarioides has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 8
Coleus scutellarioides has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 5
Coleus scutellarioides has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Coleus scutellarioides has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Coleus 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 60 Plants
xp 2,138 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
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@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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