- About Coleus
- How To Grow Coleus
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Coleus forskohlii is a perennial plant, with a strong, camphor-like odor. It is in the mint family. It grows well in warm temperate or subtropical areas. The plant is native to areas of India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. Coleus has long been used in traditional Indian (Ayurvedic) medicine.
Experience the renaissance of coleus by adding these gorgeous plants to your garden. Coleus plants unfurl stunning leaves, which grace any landscape or container with steady color all season long. Unlike annuals that flower and occasionally may not have any blooms open, coleus plants stage a non-stop show of vibrant hues.
Potting Soil Mix
All Purpose Fertilizer, Liquid Fertilizer
Every 14-15 Month
1. The more sun coleus receives, the more vibrant its colors will be. keep your coleus in partial shade.
2. Use a rich, well-draining potting soil, and moisten it before planting.
3. In very hot or windy conditions, you may need to water daily or even twice daily to keep the soil moist.
4. If you want to speed up the plant's growth, use a general purpose fertilizer such as a 10-10-10 solution.
5. Removing some of the plant's branches to prevent the coleus becoming top-heavy, and in order to shape it attractively.
6. Remove flowers from the plants as soon as they appear, so the plant focuses on growing strong roots and thick foliage instead of creating seeds.
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1. expose your coleus to sun all morning and shade in the afternoon.
2. To encourage coleus to grow straight, pinch off the side branches, but not the leaves growing directly on the stem.
3. Cut off affected leaves immediately.
1. Avoid wet leaves, as it can spread diseases.