Coleus

Coleus

Common name: Coleus

Scientific name: Coleus blumei

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Solenostemon

Plant type: Perennial

Height: 18-36 inches

Propagation: Seeds, Stem cuttings

Description: Coleus is a perennial plants, The leaves are red, green, pink, white, purple, yellow and maroon. They are best known for their bright colors, and variety of foliage forms. They are beautiful foliage plants and is popular as a houseplant and in gardens. It prefers a moist, loamy soil, with good drainage. Native to Africa and Southeast Asia.