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Coleus

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Botanical name:- Coleus Mix Plectranthus Scutellarioides.

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Scientific namePlectranthus Scutellarioides
Common nameColeus
Temperature requirement25-35 °C
Humidity40-50%
LightPartial shade, and may withstand full shade in hotter growing zones
WateringWater everyday and keep moist
PestsWhitefly
Pet friendlinessToxic to pets
Maximum plant height30-90cm
Potting mixPotting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage and repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply manure once in fortnight and NPK in next fortnight
Pruning & trainingRemove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears
Flower color & seasonN/A
DescriptionPlectranthus Scutellarioides is a large, fleshy, perennial plant .  It is native to Southeast Asia and Malaysia. It has been assiduously hybridized over the years into a very large number of vegetatively propagated and seed propagated strains with an almost infinite number of leaf color combinations including most colors of the spectrum except true blue. Cultivars range in size from dwarf 6” tall plants to large mounded 36” tall plants. Four-sided stems are semi-succulent. Showy multi-colored leaves are generally ovate to oblong and toothed. Leaves frequently feature mixtures of colors in irregular patterns. Blue to white nettle-like flowers (more common on seed strains) bloom in racemes in summer to early fall, but are not showy and tend to visually detract from the symmetry and attractiveness of the plants.

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