Landscape Photo #2055: Very nice collection

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Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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pirl
Sep 18, 2014 7:24 PM CST
They're all in top condition and they're all lovely. Do you take cuttings to hold over winter?

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Njiris
Sep 18, 2014 8:37 PM CST
Thank you for the kind words. Have never brought coleus in before, but have accumulated so many this year that I am trying. Have already made cuttings and am planting in 3" pots. Have 2 trays with plant lights ... will give it a try. Last year I overwintered 2 very large hibiscus plants and it was an awful struggle with insects. I sprayed them with a systemic about a month before being brought in ... and then again the night before. All went well for about a month and then all "H" broke loose. Was a battle all winter long.
Hope that doesn't happen with the coleus. Am wondering if I would have to individually water each of the pots, or could just put water in the tray. Any suggestions most welcome.
Name: Arlene
Southold, Long Island, NY (Zone 7a)
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Tomato Heads Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1 Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Celebrating Gardening: 2015
Plant Identifier
pirl
Sep 18, 2014 10:06 PM CST
Having a spare tray is the ideal answer so you can put the water in the tray and remove the inner tray (that holds the plants) and put them into a dry tray. More plants are lost to overwatering than under watering.

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