Coleus Plants

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  1. Coleus Seedlings
  2. Red or Dark Coleus
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  4. overwintering coleus
  5. Wintering of coleus
  6. How to Overwinter Coleus
  7. How Do I Keep Me Coleus Forskohlii Cuttings From Dying
Asked by Anonymous on April 30, 2011
Coleus Seedlings

I started coleus indoors this year and they are now about 3 inches tall with 3-4 sets of leaves. Since they are shade plants, when do I take them out from under the lights? Or do I just keep them under the lights a few more weeks and harden them off as I do all the others before planting them in a shady place?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

I would simply harden off as usual and then plant in a partially shaded area.

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Asked by krzykat on May 21, 2011
Red or Dark Coleus

Can they be in full sun?

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Heather
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Coleus can take both full shade and full sun.

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Asked by Anonymous on September 24, 2011
Coleus

I have a wonderful large coleus that has been summering outdoors all season. With the upcoming fall (I live in southern CT), I realize it cannot stay outside much longer. Can I bring it in and how do I take care of it inside? How do I go about it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can certainly bring it indoors for overwintering (treating like a houseplant) but many people simply choose to take cuttings and keep them over winter instead. These articles will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/overwintering-coleus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/coleus-propagation.htm

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Asked by Yvonne on September 16, 2012
Overwintering Coleus

I cant bring the coleus in and I was wondering if I could just cover them when it hits 40?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

They will not surivive outdoors over winter. You can bring it indoors for overwintering (treating like a houseplant) but many people simply choose to take cuttings and keep them over winter instead. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/overwintering-coleus.htm

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Asked by balcer on September 20, 2012
Wintering of Coleus

Is it possible to winter coleus for spring planting? I am in zone 5 and winters can be harsh.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Asked by patsjets on October 4, 2012
How to Overwinter Coleus

How to overwinter coleus.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

You can bring coleus indoors for overwintering (treating like a houseplant) but many people simply choose to take cuttings and keep them over winter instead to keep them for planting next season. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/coleus-plant-care.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/overwintering-coleus.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/coleus/coleus-propagation.htm

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Asked by proton on November 16, 2012
How Do I Keep Me Coleus Forskohlii Cuttings From Dying

I’m propagating Coleus from cuttings I took from mature plants. I planted the cuttings directly on nursery beds (which is the same method I used for the mother-stock). However, most of the cuttings are drying up. What do I do to save them? Even though it’s hot here now, they are constantly watered. Please, what do I do?

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AnnsGreeneHaus

Coleus need a lot of humidity, especially during rooting. If you can cover with a thin plastic (plastic food wrap or dry cleaner bag) suspended on sticks so it doesn't touch cuttings and mist twice daily, your cuttings will appreciate it. Do not let this mini greenhouse get direct sun, you don't want cooked coleus. Also, deppending on the temperature, they could be wilting because of the heat.

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