Coleus Kong Red 2ltr


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Often called the ‘painted nettle’ or ‘the poor man’s croton’, the Coleus is one of the most vibrantly coloured plants you can have in your garden. Their velvety, nettle shaped and dramatic leaves come in a variety of vibrant colour combinations that create a stunning and unique look in your garden. The leaves will vary in size and shape slightly between plants which means that not only will your get a fantastic mixture of colour in your space, but a great array of textures too. coleus look good in summer bedding schemes or as a filler at the front of a summer border and are ideal for summer pots and containers. They are perfect for an exotic or jungle-style planting scheme. They can also be grown as houseplants or in a conservatory.

Where to grow Coleus plants

Coleus are a very easy to look after plant species that can be left to itself if it’s basic needs are met. Choose a location that has a well- draining soil and receives partial or dappled shade throughout the day.

How to grow Coleus plants

Water lightly to keep the soil moist, but not wet and mix in some diluted liquid fertilizer once a month during the spring and summer months. Coleus plants are tender perennials, which means they won't survive in cold weather. Bring your plant indoors in autumn or take cuttings in summer that can be grown on for new plants the following spring. Once planted, pinch out the growing tip (central stem) to encourage a bushier plant. Keep plants well-watered in summer, especially if they are growing in pots.

Coleus Kong Red 2ltr Perennial Plants