Color is appealing and growth habit is greata.
Splish Splash® Coleus Plectranthus scutellarioides
- Sun or Shade
The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
Bold red and green coloration provide striking contrastAward WinnerAdaptable As HouseplantHeat TolerantDeadheading Not NecessaryAttracts:BirdsHummingbirdsResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:AnnualHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:18 - 30 InchesSpacing:12 - 20 InchesSpread:12 - 20 InchesFoliage Colors:RedFoliage Shade:RedHabit:UprightContainer Role:Filler
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:Sun or ShadeMaintenance Category:EasyBloom Time:Grown for FoliageHardiness Zones:10a, 10b, 11a, 11bWater Category:AverageUses:ContainerUses:LandscapeUses Notes:
Use in large patio pots and the landscapeMaintenance Notes:
Coleus are generally grown for their foliage. As flowers appear the plants generally begin to degrade. Removing flowers as they appear will help keep the foliage looking its best.
Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:
1. Choose only healthy plants
2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage
3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors
4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles
5. Be careful not to over water
6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed
7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring
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CECILE CAMPBELL, Massachusetts, United States, 10 years ago
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