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Name: Dylan Nolan
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dylannolan
Jun 8, 2015 11:15 AM CST
I need a whole plant care description I can't find anything on the plants anywhere and they are my favorite of all my 28 plants please help


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valleylynn
Jun 8, 2015 12:05 PM CST
Hi Dylan, and Welcome! to ATP. So glad you found your way here.

Here is a link for you on some care instructions and other information on one of the Kong series of coleus. There is a comment at the bottom of the entry. The other info has not been added yet, but should be soon.
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides Kongโ„ข Red)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jun 8, 2015 1:03 PM CST
Welcome! Being a shdae gardener, i I love coleus, too. I treat my Kong carieties the same as regular coleus. That is, kept evenly moist, bright shade or dappled sun, piching back often to prevent legginess. Hope this helps!
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purpleinopp
Jun 9, 2015 7:39 AM CST
I agree, in TN, Kong Coleus should thrive in a mostly-shady spot. Not much to do after putting them in their spot, water if it doesn't rain for a few days (or sooner if you see wilting.) Enjoy!

(IDK anything about Calibrachoa.)

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CindiKS
Jun 9, 2015 8:05 AM CST
I bought a minifamous double red yesterday, what a cool looking plant! It looks a lot like a double mini rose!
Here where it's hot and windy all summer, the calibrachoa hold up ok in pots in full sun. They do better if they have afternoon shade, but they do need sun at least part of the day to bloom. I have brought them back from a full wilt, so they are tough plants. What has killed them, though, is soggy roots, so make sure they have good drainage.
I've noticed the Kong coleus do not like strong winds. I've seen them in full sun in places where drip watering was monitored carefully. The colors look best where the plant has dappled shade, though.
hope that helps!
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Name: Dylan Nolan
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dylannolan
Jun 9, 2015 11:34 AM CST
OK Cindi thank you that helps a lot and I have been watering it straight through the center of it..... Which is no good

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Njiris
Jun 26, 2015 11:33 PM CST
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The Kong coleus are most impressive. Don't over water but don't let them dry out. The main thing is to avoid the hot afternoon sun.
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