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How to Grow Coleus Plants Indoors: Naturebring

By: Ramchandra Bhatia                      Date 18.01.2016

Coleus was a genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae. In recent classifications, the genus is no longer recognized, and the formerly included species are instead placed in the genera Plectranthus and Solenostemon.

About coleus:

Coleus is 65-70 centimeter tall perennial plant that is fully mature. Coleus is an aromatic plant, which smells like camphor plant. The plants are usually small and can be developed inside.  This leaves yellow, green, violet, orange, red, attracts people from patterns.  Coleus is a fun plant to propagate. The new plants are grown from seeds, though they continue to grow year-by-year. The plants are grown annual, and they become long leggy.

The plant’s leaves are colorful and decorative coleus, it is also a well-known herb all over the world. The plant is grown as an indoor or outside the home. This plant in many parts of the Asian country is used as food. In India, it cultivated in some areas and is used as pickles and fresh vegetables. Coleus leaves are used as a hallucinogenic drug in some places.

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Botanical name      Plectranthus scutellarioides

Common name      Coleus

Plant type              Flowering plants

Colors                    Yellow, green, violet, orange, red

Height                    60–75 cm (24–30 in)

Soil                         well-drained soil

Temperature        65 to 90 degrees

Sun                         Full sun or shade

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How to grow Coleus: 

  • Many people grow coleus as annuity plant in container or garden as plants tend to make the beds. full sun, partial shade, borders or are used to make garden beds. If you put it in small containers so it will seem to be small but, on the contrary, if it were to be transferred to larger containers or in the open garden, so it can be up to 2 feet tall.
  • There are two ways to develop coleus 1. You can grow from seed. II. You can propagate by cutting. However, the seeds are cheap and easy to obtain. If germinate from the seeds, seeds sprinkle on top of the soil generally and press them light soil. Seeds require light to germinate, so do not cover the seed.
  • After the seeding in container cover with a plastic sheet, the seed will remain damp. The seeds will germinate within two weeks.

Propagate Coleus by cutting:

  • Plants cutting to put it in plain water without any rooting hormone.
  • By cutting as much as much as you can extend the plant.
  • For new plants development take 2 to 4 inches cuttings.
    These stems cut clean slant, and remove all leaves lower side.
    Then cutting the Potting Mix (Soil, sand, and peat moss mixture) to a depth of at least 1 inch apart.
  • Keep the soil moist, but do not add fertilizer. If development in the summer use shaded garden.
  • Two to three weeks later when plants develop root well goes out, then transplant it.


  • It also survives without fertilizer, but undesirable plant growth these plants require fertilizer. Organic fertilizer, nitrogen, and soluble fertilizer bring undesirable growth.
  • If you want to shorten the compost plant to follow the rules. Pinch out from time to time to plant and plant growth will be lower, thereby decreasing fertilizer.

Coleus use a herb:
If we talk of an annual plant It is not just about in flowers but leaves the matter to the top. This is a member of the mint family. This popular and are great for selection. The name comes from the compound forskolin which Colius. Research shows a compound forskolin was a very powerful herb. Such use cataracts, heart failure, and can be used to treat diseases like asthma.

Coleus care:

  • Long considered coleus shade plant, but the color of its leaves in the morning sun is the most accurate.
  • It’s much variety does survive well in partial shade and shade type.
  • The perfectly moist soil is not good for it, the cause of the fall of the leaf and may encourage disease.
  • When the soil temperature exceeds 60 degrees F, enter the plant regularly soluble fertilizer, especially when they are engaged in containers.
  • To maintain the plant, flower pruning must prevent it from becoming a week.

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