Coleus forum: Coleus in pots with other plants.

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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 4, 2018 1:12 PM CST
Not only is Coleus a wonderfully versatile plant in the landscape, it's also a great companion for other potted tropicals / houseplants. All of these were added to the pots as just-cut cuttings without roots. Cutting the stem at an angle helps it stick right down through the soil without getting stuck. Works great when it's warm & humid, not so much when it's cooler. Most of them look shrunken from being trimmed so often the past few months (to have more stems for landscaping.)
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These pots will be landscape decorations this summer, then back inside for winter, except the windowbox. What colorful Coleus combos are you creating?
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Name: Caroline Scott
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CarolineScott
May 6, 2018 7:58 PM CST
We are just getting to putting containers together here, but yours are beautiful.
Thanks for the idea of just adding the cutting.
I always manage to break one off !
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Onewish1
May 7, 2018 3:01 AM CST

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Does make for nice fill .. looking good
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
May 7, 2018 7:47 AM CST
TYVM!

Caroline, sending warm vibes! The weather here has turned from pleasant to HOT (90 or above.)
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Name: Susan
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stilldew
May 15, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Interesting combos! I tend to be pretty boring and plant most of my coleus with other coleus, but this year did add them to some containers with cannas. Will have to see if the cannas take over by the end of the summer. Just getting started now.
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My coleus tower is also just getting started. Filled with mostly overwintered cuttings, but a few new ones also.
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tarev
May 15, 2018 11:00 AM CST
Those are lovely combos!

When I had coleus before, I did not mix them with other tropicals, I just used other coleus varieities with in same container they can easily over run the entire container. But it was so fun to see, so lush when they were happily growing.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
May 16, 2018 3:10 AM CST

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Looking great!!!
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stilldew
Jul 13, 2018 6:48 PM CST
Just looked back on my pics from May 15 and noticed how much things have changed in a couple months. Here are the same containers now.
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Frenchy21
Jul 13, 2018 11:28 PM CST
Those coleus pots are amazing Susan! I love the combo with the cannas and rust colored coleus. Lovey dubby
Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 14, 2018 5:38 AM CST

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Outstanding containers!!! ... so big and healthy
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 27, 2018 3:00 PM CST
I haven't had a pot of dangling vines for a few yrs, have been growing vines upward on trellises, but decided to start a new hanging pot for a change. Since the vines just go down, I put a few very tiny Coleus cuttings to get started as more upright plants @ the top. It's been about 6 weeks & it's starting to look good, time to find a place to hang it.

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Name: Allison
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Onewish1
Jul 28, 2018 4:37 AM CST

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Spillers are great with coleus .. good job!!!
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jul 30, 2018 7:55 AM CST
TYVM! I was going to hang that this weekend, then remembered it needs new wires, which was too much effort to make in the heat after doing other things that were not optional. ;)
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The less I interfere, the more balance mother nature provides.
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Name: Allison
NJ (Zone 6a)
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Onewish1
Jul 30, 2018 7:25 PM CST

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Yeah sneak that stuff in when we can

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