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3" Pot. Shade. Height 18-24". Make a bold statement with a mass planting of a single variety.

 

Coleus- Kong Jr. Green Halo- 3" Pot

$4.00Price
  • Maintenance: Keep plants looking tidy and maintain their size and shape by pinching or trimming stem tips. To promote denser and more compact growth, pinch out flower spikes before they elongate. Since coleus are mainly grown for their colorful foliage, there’s no need to waste the plant’s energy on flowering or setting seed.

    Soil: Any average, moist, but well-drained soil suits them.

    Amendments & fertilizer: Feed regularly with a water-soluble or liquid fertilizer — about every 2 weeks for container-grown and every month for in-ground plants — to promote lusher growth and richer leaf colors.

    Watering: Water regularly. Coleus are thirsty plants, so keep the soil moist. However, avoid overly damp soil, as this can cause leaf drop. We recommend using self-watering containers.

    Growing indoors: Coleus do quite well when overwintered indoors as a houseplant. Place them in a sunny windowsill and rotate occasionally to provide even lighting. Provide supplement light with grow lights if needed.

    Propagation: Take cuttings in early fall and start them indoors over winter. Cuttings root easily in water or in a loose potting medium for overwintering, and they’ll be ready to move to the garden in spring.

    Diseases & pests: Keep an eye out for mealybugs and spider mites. Rutgers gives coleus plants as ‘C’ rating on their deer resistance list, stating they’re occasionally severely damaged.

    Deer resistance: Rutgers gives coleus plants as ‘C’ rating on their deer resistance list, stating they’re occasionally severely damaged.

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