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- Coleus is a genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs, sometimes succulent, sometimes with a fleshy or tuberous rootstock, found in the Old World tropics and subtropics.
- Coleus is probably one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate.
- In fact, the plants root so easily that you can even start cuttings in a glass of water.
- They can also be propagated by seed indoors about 8-10 weeks prior to your last expected spring frost.
- Coleus can be added to beds and borders for interest or grown in containers.
- They need fertile, well-draining soil and usually perform best in areas with partial shade, though many varieties can also tolerate sun.
- When growing coleus, keep in mind that these beauties can grow rapidly.
- They can be position close together as bedding plants or tuck them into baskets and containers for a fast-growing and spectacular addition.
- Soil Drainage: Moist but Well-Drained.
- Soil Type: Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand.
- Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral.
- Fertilize regularly at half-strength or use timed-release fertilizer.
- Part sun or high shade for best color.
- Some coleus tolerates full sun.
- Harden off new arrivals before planting.
- Keep evenly moist. Avoid soggy soil with good drainage.
- Do not allow it to get completely dry.