Coleus (Coleus scutellarioides 'Pele') in the Coleus Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Coleus scutellarioides Accepted
Solenostemon scutellarioides Synonym
Plectranthus scutellarioides Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Suitable as Annual
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem

Coleus Pele

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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 7/11/15Coleus Pele
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Location: Central NJDate: 9/11/14Coleus Pele
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Location: My garden, central NJ, Zone 7ADate: 2016-07-03Coleus Pele
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Posted by NHJenDion (Southern NH - Zone 5b) on Sep 24, 2015 5:00 AM

Pele tends to sunburn and 'bleach out' in full sun (especially hot afternoon sun), but thrives in dappled shade. If it's given full shade or weak sun (as in cuttings that are overwintered), it will lose its "blood spatter" coloring, but it returns once the plant is placed back in some sun. This is one of the few coleuses that I repeatedly overwinter.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Time to take cuttings by Cinta Apr 1, 2014 3:57 AM 82
Coleus are boring by Cinta Jul 2, 2013 9:10 PM 24
Summer 2012 Pics by Onewish1 Sep 28, 2012 3:22 AM 67
Anyone have information by ge1836 Nov 3, 2011 8:44 PM 14
RosyDawn Orders? by Brinda Jan 21, 2011 12:00 AM 112

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