Coleus Cutting 6 Pack, Dark Velvet Red, Dark Red and Dark with Light Red

$9.90

These cuttings are sold in lots of 6 Mixed Cuttings with 1-2 growth nodes per cutting.
You’ll get two cuttings from each of the 3 plants show in the pics.

Postage is $12.30 via Aus Post Express Parcel with tracking.

Shipped with care to all non-plant-qurantine states in Australia i.e not NT, Tas or WA.

The number of cultivars of this plant is mind-boggling. There are numerous different leaf shapes and growth habits, and come in just about every colour you can imagine (except blue!). They’re unbeatable for adding intense colour to a landscape, or just as a bright potted specimen.

These plants are probably one of the easiest plants to grow and propagate.
In fact, the plants root so easily that you can even start your cuttings in a glass of water.

Here’s how: place them in a small glass of water and place it in bright indirect light. Change the water every day. Once you see roots grow, you can transplant the coleus cuttings into soil.

Coleus prefers a consistently rich, loose soil. Good drainage is important, and let them dry out a little before drinks. Poor drainage or overwatering can lead to root rot. Before planting, amend the soil with compost or another organic material for vigorous plants. For potted plants, any good-quality potting mix will work fine.

They’ll often grow in deep shade but growth will be stretchier and the colours won’t be as strong.

Coleus, or Solenostemon as they’re officially known these days, are a colourful and highly variable group of plants from the Mint family.

They are also called Indian Borage, Bread and Butter Plant, Spanish Thyme, East Indian Thyme, Stinging Thyme, Country Borage and many other names.

She may have minor imperfections in a leaf or two. Grown in a beautiful garden in Central Queensland, sold as is.

These cuttings are sold in lots of 6 Mixed Cuttings with 1-2 growth nodes per cutting.
You’ll get two cuttings from each of the 3 plants show in the pics.

Postage is $12.30 via Aus Post Express Parcel with tracking.

Shipped with care to all non-plant-qurantine states in Australia i.e not NT, Tas or WA.

Availability: 3 in stock

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Discovered in Java in the 1800s Coleus have a somewhat mysterious origin, although it’s generally agreed they originated in south-east asia.

Made popular as Victorian-era bedding plants, they’ve made a huge comeback in recent years thanks to the all-season color in full sun or part shade.
In really hot places, partial or light shade is best in summer. They love full winter sun in Central Queensland, in summer they’ll need much more frequent drinks.

Planted outdoors in early spring, they quickly grow to their full size in a single season. Large swaths of assorted coleus plantings that take on a quilt-like appearance can look luscious in a landscape or garden beds. You can also grow ’em for colour in window boxes, outdoor container gardens, and hanging baskets.

However, coleus plants are not at all frost-tolerant, so don’t rush to get your plants in the ground. Wait until temperatures remain reliably above 15 degrees Celsius before you move them out in the garden. They will do best in rich, loose soil, so amending with compost or peat moss before planting is advised unless you have very good soil.

In colder climates, if you want to overwinter them, they must either be dug up, potted, and brought indoors for overwintering or grown through cuttings to establish additional plants. Otherwise, treat them as tender annuals and enjoy them while they flourish.

Warning: Some species of Coleus plants contain mildly toxic elements, including a compound called diterpene coleonol. The toxins don’t pose a major health risk to people. The most common effects include mild or minor skin irritation from exposure to skin or from ingestion of Coleus sap.

The same toxins are more of a threat to animals, including dogs, cats, and horses. Coleus poisoning can lead to vomiting, diarrhea, lethargy, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing and if enough is consumed, may become fatal.

Weight .260 kg
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 5 cm