A species of Coleus, Also known as Coleus blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides Botanical name : Coleus scutellarioides Genus : Coleus
Common coleus, A species of Coleus
Also known as:
Coleus blumei, Solenostemon scutellarioides
Botanical name: Coleus scutellarioides
Flower 8 mm to 1 cm
Steep slopes, roadsides, coffee plantations
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Coleus scutellarioides is also called Plectranthus amboinicus. As any plants that is associated with the similar genus has colorful leaves especially Coleus scutellarioides, the genus name, Coleus is then inserted into their common names. Furthermore, the plant is the most popular among the Coleus genus. Therefore, this plant is also called common Coleus.
beauty, good health, growth, tolerance
Environmental Protection Value
It can purify air and absorb toxic substances.
Common coleus is a herbaceous perennial commonly found in tropical gardens. It is prized for its attractive bi-color leaves and year-round interest. Its bushy appearance makes it suitable for ornamental fencing. It is also appropriate for borders and beds. Common coleus is essential for tropical-themed gardens. Suggested companion plants include Black-Eyed Susan or Dahlia for color contrast.
Care Guide for Common coleus
The common coleus must be grown in well-draining soil, and overwatering should be avoided. The top inch of soil should be allowed to dry out in between watering. Wetting the foliage of this species during watering can cause damage to the plant. Do not allow the soil to become drenched or muddy during watering.
Deadhead (or remove) withered flowers after flowering.
Needs excellent drainage in pots.