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Common coleus

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
Genus: Coleus
Painted nettle (Coleus scutellarioides)

Description

The common coleus is a plant that comes in a wide range of colors and leaf forms. This plant is native to Southeast Asia and is used as an herbal remedy in various cultures. Common coleus is a narcotic used by the Mazatec people of Mexico. In Cuba, this plant is considered invasive.
Flower Size
Flower 8 mm to 1 cm
Habitat
Steep slopes, roadsides, coffee plantations
Flower Color
White
Purple
Blue
Green
Leaf Color
White
Red
Purple
Green
Orange
Pink
Gold
Brown
Toxic
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General Info

Name story

Common coleus
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.

Symbolism

beauty, good health, growth, tolerance

Usages

Environmental Protection Value
It can purify air and absorb toxic substances.
Garden Use
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.
Painted nettle (Coleus scutellarioides) Painted nettle (Coleus scutellarioides)
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