This plant is available with us in pots of 6 and 8 inch diameter. Interested people can pick this big size plant from our garden center.
Common Name: Coleus
Botanical Name: Coleus scutellarioides
Coleus also grows beautifully in containers, brightening shady spots, patios, porches, and garden terraces.
About the Product:
Coleus is an annual or herbaceous perennial in the mint family with attractive foliage and succulent stems that comes in many colors and provides year-round interest.
It forms a 3 ft. mound as it grows and it can be used as a tender annual outdoors in a bed or border, in a hanging basket or container. If grown as a houseplant, it requires bright light.
Leaves are ovate to oblong toothed and frequently feature a mixture of colors and patterns including red, burgundy, and pink. This plant is grown for its multi-colored foliage. This plant has opposite, simple leaves on 4-angled stems.
Caring points after receiving the Product:
- Carefully remove the plants from the boxes and packaging around the plants.
- Once you have removed the covering, check the moist, top soil feels dry to dry, water to the plant and place them in indirect sunlight for a few days.
- This should help your plant acclimate to your home and bounce back from transit shock.
Sunlight: Keep the plant outdoor in partial sunlight area. Also, keep the plant indoor condition where the 2 to 3 hours of sunlight is available, just avoid the darken area.
Soil: The soil should be well drained, fertile and rich in organic content for growing plant.
Watering: Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture. Do not over-water the plant. As a rule of thumb, water the plants thoroughly in summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season. Water should be applied preferably in the morning or evening.
Application of Fertilizer: Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so, it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily. Apply organic fertilizer twice a month. Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.
Plant Protection: Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
- For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Karanja oil spray for primary treatment.