Scientific name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Common names: Coleus (all varieties)
Origin: Tropical to sub-tropical regions of Asia to northern Australia
Height: 1/2 to 3 feet
Spread: 1/2 to 3 feet
Zones: 10 through 11
Sun: Partial to full shade
Water: Moderately watered, moist but well drained
Frost Tolerant: No
Drought Tolerant: No
Method: Seed, Cuttage
Take cuttings of 2 to 4 inches and place in soil. Keep humidity levels high during rooting. Roots should occur in 10 to 14 days.2
Toxic to dogs, cats, and horses.3
- 1.Plectranthus scutellarioides. Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a547. Accessed March 8, 2019.
- 2.NGUYEN PN. GENETIC, MOLECULAR AND BREEDING STUDY OF COLEUS (Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.) CODD) DURING GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT. 2007.
- 3.Coleus. ASPCA. https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/coleus. Accessed March 8, 2019.