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Discover the vibrant world of Coleus plants, perfect for adding a splash of color to both indoor and outdoor settings. These easy-care plants are ideal for garden enthusiasts and interior decorators alike, offering a broad spectrum of colors and patterns to fit any aesthetic

Light Requirements:

  • Coleus plants prefer bright, indirect sunlight. They can thrive in full sun to partial shade conditions, but their color may be more vibrant with some protection from intense afternoon sun​​​​.

Watering Schedule:

  • Keep the soil of Coleus plants evenly moist but not soggy. Water them when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Reduce watering frequency during cooler months to prevent root rot​​​​.

Soil Type:

  • Coleus does best in rich, well-draining soil. A high-quality potting mix is suitable for container-grown Coleus. Ensure good drainage to avoid waterlogged conditions, which can lead to root rot​​​​.

Temperature Preferences:

  • Coleus plants prefer warm environments, thriving in temperatures between 60°F and 90°F. Protect them from freezing temperatures and bring them indoors if you live in a cooler climate​​​​.

Fertilizing:

  • Feed Coleus plants regularly during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer. Reduce fertilization in the winter when plant growth naturally slows​​​​.

Pruning and Maintenance:

  • Pinch back the tips of Coleus plants to encourage bushier growth and prevent legginess. Remove flower spikes to focus the plant’s energy on foliage production, as Coleus is grown for its colorful leaves rather than its flowers​​​​.

Overwintering:

  • In cooler climates, Coleus can be overwintered indoors. Take cuttings before the first frost and root them in water or moist soil to enjoy Coleus as a houseplant during the winter months​​​​.

Pests and Diseases:

  • Watch for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Treat infestations promptly to prevent damage. Avoid overwatering to reduce the risk of root rot and other fungal diseases​​​​.

Propagation:

  • Coleus plants can be easily propagated from cuttings. Snip off a stem just below a leaf node, remove the lower leaves, and place the cutting in water or directly into moist soil. Roots should form within a few weeks​​.

By following these care instructions, you can maintain healthy and vibrant Coleus plants, whether grown outdoors or as part of your indoor plant collection.


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