The Coleus scutellarioides-Indoor coleus plant gained popularity in the indoor environment by their gorgeous stunning ornamental foliage. Coleus leaf adds brighter & lovely colors to indoor environments as well as in outdoors also.
This indoor coleus plant is often called as plectranthus or landscape coleus. This coleus variety belongs to the mint family & is scientifically called as Coleus scutellarioides originating from Southeast Asia. Some varieties are Coleus forskohlii.
This indoor coleus plant varieties are evergreen perennial but primarily grows as annuals due to exceptional growth in a frost environment. Stem & roots have soft growth.
In recent days coleus scutellarioides obtained the top position in indoor ornamental plants. These coleus leaf plants brighten up the indoor environment very attractive.
The Coleus scutellarioides are classified based on leaf designs. The popular indoor coleus varieties include fairway mosaic, giant exhibition, wizard jade, premium sun, painted nettle, green with pink & others.
This is the most beautiful coleus with multi-colored leaves. Add stunning border decoration plants in gardens.
This variety has bi-colored foliage with pink centers surrounded by green margins
It is a chocolate brown variety with pink painting colors in the middle of the leaves.
These indoor coleus plant loves to grow in rapidly-drained soil of any range but well-drained soil is preferred to avoid root rot & congestion.And also grows well in any organic growth medium including coco-peat organic potting mix.
Application of water to this plant only when the top inch of soil dries & plant begins to wilt. Overwatering leads to root rot & death.
The indoor ornamental plants are shade-loving plants. Indoor coleus enjoys indirect sunlight. But the leaf color is achieved through the direct sunlight, evening sunlight, or under a shade net.
This plant bears a lavender-colored spike of flowers. Pinching the flowers helps the plant to grow faster & bushy.
Easily propagated through stem cuttings. Just trim the base of the cuttings & allow the top leaves alone.
Transfer the plants to new bigger size pots when the coleus plants are found to be root bound over the drainge holes. Avoid placing the indoor coleus varieties in windy locations.
This is the most important practice in Coleus plant care. Regularly pinch off the cuttings from the top growing ends to promote more branching & faster growth.
The application of organic compost is sufficient for these indoor coleus plants. And also application of homemade fertilizer like diluted rice water & related.
Coleus plants occasionally affected by peat & diseases.
Mealybugs are common pest. To control this application of neem oil spray in smaller quantities.
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