How to Grow Coleus?

Answer Coleus, also commonly known as painted nettle, flame nettle and painted leaf, is grown for its ornate foliage. The leaves of these plants grow in eye-catching colors including white, yellow, red, p... Read More »

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Can you grow coleus in the winter indoors?

yes! This is one of the favorites of granny. Just take a cutting (the top 1/2 of a stem) and place it in clean, cool water in the kitchen window. Takes about 2 weeks to grow roots. It will grow hap... Read More »

How do I grow coleus plants from seeds?

Fill seeding containers, which can be reused food containers or store purchased trays, with an indoor potting soil. Leave approximately and inch free at the top of the container. Coleus plants are ... Read More »

Facts on Coleus Blumei?

The Coleus blumei plant, also called coleus, flame nettle, painted leaf, poor man's croton and painted nettle, has multicolored, red-and-green leaves that add color to the garden. It grows easily a... Read More »

How Long Will a Coleus Live?

One of the most diversely colored foliage plants for a garden is the coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides), sometimes called painted nettle or flame nettle. Usually, coleus leaves are tapering oval... Read More »