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Q.Leaves go brown

Zone 5018 | Anonymous added on August 28, 2020 | Answered

Why is it that my dark leaf coleus -the leaves come thru and go brown so I need to remove them so often.

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Answered on August 30, 2020

The coleus is probably overwatered or the soil does not drain well. Either can cause root or stem rot, which will ultimately cause the demise of the plant.

Let the soil get surface dry between waterings. The leaves will start to go limp if it needs water before then. After watering, it will perk right up.


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