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By Bernieh

Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus))

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Hope mine get to look as good as this one! Such nice contrast between the hot pink and green/ochre.

30 Mar, 2009


Hi Raquel - I just love these plants with their great colours. This particular one is an outstanding performer - it's now around one metre tall and just looks spectacular. I have a few different ones but this one is a favourite - and I got it for a measly 50c AU which is not just a bargain but a steal!

30 Mar, 2009


Ah, this is familiar. House plant again, although in recent years been used as an annual bedding plant.

30 Mar, 2009


Hi Pamd - I grow coleus mostly in garden beds and it's a perennial here. I have one rather large coleus (that's the one pictured) which is potted, but stays out in the courtyard. These are plants with such great foliage - I love them in the garden.

31 Mar, 2009


They are beautiful, Bernieh - mine seem to have settled in well but one got kind of wilted...well, part of it did and it died. Coleus need lots of water, right? The white polka dots are doing very well though, all bright eyed and bushy-tailed.

1 Apr, 2009


Hi Raquel - coleus does prefer a moist soil (but not soggy) and the hypoestes will handle this too.

1 Apr, 2009


Well the middle one did wilt completely but not the ones on the sides - I hope they hold on!

4 Apr, 2009

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