Collections: Indoor Plants
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.
- 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.