sooby said:If you read that on the internet could you post a link, please? Is it possible they meant to clip off the stem when the petals have dropped and the seeds have formed but before the stage where the seeds have matured enough that they might fall and get lost?
purpleinopp said:That info is confused, or just wrong. To get seeds from any plant (except a very few rule-breakers,) flowers still attached to the plant must be pollinated, then the seeds must be allowed to ripen, while still attached to the plant. Coleus seeds may or may not produce offspring that resemble the mama plant.
CarolineScott said:There are several in flower here. I am going to wait a week, and then bag the flower stocks in organza bags. That way I won't lose the seeds if they just drop off the plant.
I am leaving the flower stocks on the plants.
You can easily root cuttings of coleus too.