Collections: Indoor Plants

Coleus Scutellarioides

Botanical Name :

S.N.: Coleus Scutellarioides

C.N.: Painted Nettle, Flame Nettle, & Common Coleus

Category of Plant: Shrubs, Perennial, Succulents

 Coleus Plant Description :

  • Coleus or commonly called painted Nettle is a bushy and compact herbaceous shrub, belongs to the family Lamiaceae.
  • This Perennial herbaceous plant has a wide variety of leaf sizes and attractive
    patterns, with coarsely crenate margins. 
  • Coleus plants are characterized by semi-woody square stems and blue-white flowers produced at the top of the plant.
  • Coleus plants also bear fruit in brown, single-seeded achene-like nutlets. 

Climatic Conditions and Soil Structure:

  • This Painted Nettle or Common Coleus can survive in hot temperatures but cannot tolerate cold temperatures.
  • Light shade or a partial shade is required.
  • Coleus plants thrive best in warm temperatures and lots of sunlight.
  • It prefers fertile, moist, and well-drained soil.

Plant Specifications:

  • Max height: 0.5 m to 1 m
  • Max width: 0.5 m

Pot size: 6"

Plant Habit: Rigid, Compact

Coleus plant Care Tips:

  • Water Coleus plants only when the soil dries out completely. 
  • Just like Cactus and other succulent plants, Common Coleus plants also require more water in summer and less in winters. 
  • Overwatering can kill the plant.
  • An occasional misting is required, to keep the humid. 
  • They grow best in high humidity.
  • Can be given a boost of half-strength liquid fertilizer during their active growth in spring and summer.
  • Twice a month, give neem oil spray as preventive spray from the pest and insects.

 Coleus Plant Special Features -

  • Coleus plants are low-maintenance plants, thus suitable for beginners.
  • Toxic to pets and humans.
  • Its vividly coloured foliage and patterns can add a lot of beauty to your home or garden. 
  • Coleus plant is a spectacular succulent species for your garden, balcony, or even in those dark, drab-looking corners.
  • Will adds a decorative touch to window boxes, outdoor container gardens, and hanging baskets. 
  • Coleus plants can be easily propagated by stem cutting or through seeds.

Note: The plant comes with a germination pot or bag (Pot size Approx. 4 to 6 inches). The image is for representation purposes only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Nikita Parmar

Recive different colour not shown as picture

Mayuri R
Order not delivered since one and half months

No refund processed. Extremely worst experience

Didn’t receive it

Didn’t receive it

Bad Quality

Real poor quality of plants and extremely poor cutomer service

Anjali Ramteke

The image shown on website was of coloured coeus but I received green one. Website image must be correct.