Height– 15-20 cm
We can send any of the coleus variety shown in the image. If we do not receive any choice of customer, we will send blue coloured coleus shown on the top side of image.
We can grow this plant very easily. Coleus has a wide variety of leaf sizes, colours and shapes. Bunch of such plants in a single pot look beautiful. This is also used to create bed or border of such plants under a tree. The plant looks very good due to its soft velvety leaves. It blooms very small flowers after attaining maturity. For dense growth of this plant, we should regularly pinch the tips of plant, so that the plant can produce side branches. It can attain maximum height of 3 feet.
Watering & Sunlight: The plant can grow very well in diffused or indirect sunlight. This plant prefers moist soil, but not very wet. Hence, do not wait for the soil to dry up, before next watering. Proper drainage in soil is must. The plant likes misting, especially during summer. Due to more sunlight, its leaves may burn. These plants cannot tolerate extreme cold temperatures (below 100 C). The intensity of light directly affects the foliage colouring.
Soil: We should prepare the potting mix in such way so that water should reach bottom of pot within 15-25 seconds. This is the basic quality of fast draining soil. Such soil also contributes to make the potting mix more aerated. To make the ideal potting mix for this plant, 20 % drainage media (river sand/ Leca/ Perlite/ Pumice or rice husk- use any one of them) in potting mix should be available. In rest of the potting mix, we should mix vermi-compost (25 %), coco peat (25 %) and garden soil (30%). This plant does not require frequent fertilizers. Whenever, you feel less growth in plant, you may give compost.
Ornamental use: Yes
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