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coleus sprouts

My coleus sprouted eight weeks ago. They still have only the two baby leaves, and have not gotten bigger nor gained their true leaves. I have tried changing the amount of sun and watering a little less, neither of these worked, and now I am down to 4 sprouts from 7. Should I ditch the lot and start again? I started them in jiffy pellets in a covered container and removed the cover after they sprouted, which was actually considerably faster than expected.


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#1 Comment By Alisma On 09/30/2016 @ 11:26 am

Coleus seedlings can be slow growing, but they should begin to grow faster if they have the right conditions. They may be too cold- try putting them in a warmer spot but also give them plenty of light. You could also try adding a bit of fertilizer.

#2 Comment By paterry@charter.net On 10/01/2016 @ 1:30 am

thank you. did try fertilizing about three weeks ago, but still no change at all. it is a steady 76 degrees Fahrenheit in here, is that too cool?

#3 Comment By paterry@charter.net On 10/01/2016 @ 1:36 am

I tried putting them directly under a solar tube for extra light and warmth. but it dried them out too fast. that is how
I lost two of the sprouts. They are near a south facing window for light now.


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