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Coleus 'Pastel Rainbow' 100mm Pot

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Welcome to Plant&Leaf and our range of family grown plants. The first photo serves as a representative display, showcasing the beauty of a mature plant. The second photo provides a sample of a single plant from the current batch available. Please note the Pot size displayed on the heading of each product.

All of our plants are grown outdoors in nature and are exposed to the natural elements. Sometimes this means a leaf could have been chewed here and there or have a blemish or two – but we do our best to send the best plants we can on every order.

Coleus plants are prized for their vibrant and colorful foliage, making them popular choices for gardens and indoor spaces alike. Here's how you can keep your coleus plants thriving:

  1. Light: Coleus plants prefer bright, indirect light. They can tolerate some morning sun but may suffer in intense afternoon sunlight, especially in hot climates. If growing indoors, place your coleus near a window where it can receive plenty of bright, filtered light.

  2. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water your coleus plants when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Avoid letting the soil dry out completely, as coleus prefers consistently moist conditions. However, overwatering can lead to root rot, so ensure proper drainage in the pot or garden bed.

  3. Soil: Plant coleus in well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A peat-based potting mix works well for container-grown coleus. If planting outdoors, amend the soil with compost to improve its texture and fertility.

  4. Temperature: Coleus plants thrive in temperatures between18-24°C. They are sensitive to cold temperatures and frost, so if you're growing them outdoors, be sure to bring them inside before the first frost of the season.

  5. Humidity: Coleus plants appreciate moderate to high humidity levels. If you're growing them indoors, consider placing a humidifier nearby, especially during the winter months when indoor air tends to be dry. Alternatively, you can mist the foliage occasionally to increase humidity around the plant.

  6. Fertilizing: Feed your coleus plants with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Follow the manufacturer's instructions for dilution and application rates to avoid over-fertilizing, which can cause foliage burn.

  7. Pruning: Pinch back the growing tips of your coleus plants regularly to encourage bushy growth and prevent them from becoming leggy. You can also prune them to maintain their shape and size as desired.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Keep an eye out for common pests such as aphids, whiteflies, and spider mites, as well as diseases like powdery mildew and fungal leaf spot. Treat any infestations or diseases promptly with insecticidal soap or fungicides, if necessary.

With proper care and attention to their needs, coleus plants can reward you with a season-long display of stunning foliage colors.