Pet Friendly: Warning
May cause skin irritation. Keep away from pets.
Origins: Southeast Asia and Malaysia.
Fun Facts: In Victorian time...
In Victorian times, Coleus was a parlor plant embellishing windows, window boxes, and conservatories. By the early 1900s, it was no longer as popular due to inferior plant growth at the time.
Coleus varieties include trailing, mounding, and spreading habits and take the place of flowering plants in a shade garden.
When growing Coleus, remove the terminal bud of young shoots to encourage branching to get more colorful foliage. Remove the flowers to send more energy to the leaves for growth.