Other common names of Coleus are Painted Nettle or Poor Man’s Croton. The botanical name is Plectranthus scutellarioides and belongs to Lamiaceae (Mint) family. Coleus is native to Australia and Asia.
Coleus is a colorful patterned succulent plant. It is evergreen and perennial plant that can grow to a height of 6 feet. The leaves are velvety and have a beautiful pattern with amazing color combinations. The leaves are in all shades and sizes.
The flowers are light blue and bloom in clusters. They are 50 cm long. Each flower is about 1 to 2 cm long.
Coleus is planted to add color to a garden. They are grown in beds or grown in containers. They are very easy to grow and propagate. They propagate through cuttings or seeds.
Plant them in fertile well-draining soil in partial shade. They grow fast and like to be hydrated well. You can prune them often for a bushier growth. Monthly fertilize the plants to get the most healthy plants.