Coleus, Solenostemon scutellaroides

Coleus

FAMILY:
Laminaceae

ORIGIN:
Southeast Asia

DESCRIPTION:
Perennial sometimes grown as an annual with narrowly ovate to regular and sometimes wavy-margined, fine, hairy leaves grown on semi-succulent stems; grows to 36"; cultivars are available in a variety of colours

CULTIVATION:
Water moderately; fertilize bi-weekly; shade to part sun

PROPAGATION:
Cuttings or seed

COMMENTS:
Remove flowers to prevent stem elongation

 

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