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Common Name: Coleus

Species Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides

Family Name: Lamiaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Southeast Asia
Sun Preference Partial
Susceptibility Leaf spots, mealybugs, scale, mites and whiteflies



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 1-foot diameter, 3-foot height
    • Leaves: Opposite, acuminate, coarsely crenate, and variegated with various colors; stem square like other members of the mint family



Soil Preference Well-drained
USDA Cold Hardiness Zone 11
Notes Traditionally a shade plant used for its brightly colored and variegated foliage but new sun loving cultivars have been introduced


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