Data specific to Coleus (Edit)
Habit: Upright
Sun Tolerance: None

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Plant Height: 18 to 20 inches
Plant Spread: 15 to 18 inches
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Other: Keep flower stems pinched off back to the base of bloom stalk.
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Days to germinate: 4 to 5 days
Depth to plant seed: Cover lightly with vermiculite
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Temperature for germination is 72 to 75°F
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger

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Trade name information:
Series: Kong™
Trade Name: Red
Cultivar name: 'Kakegawa CE12'
Common names
  • Coleus
  • Flame Nettle
  • Painted Nettle
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Coleus scutellarioides
  • Synonym: Plectranthus scutellarioides
  • Synonym: Solenostemon scutellarioides
Also sold as:
  • 'Red Kong'

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Comments:
  • Posted by valleylynn (Oregon City, OR - Zone 8b) on Jun 8, 2015 11:57 AM concerning plant:
    Water after planting. Keep the soil moist until new growth appears. After the plant is established, water when the top 1" of soil is dry.
    Fertilize once a month with 12-6-6 fertilizer.
    If you bring it in for winter, discontinue fertilizing until the next growing season.

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