Growing Coleus Plants

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Real Estate Agent with Dallas Premier Keller Williams Realty 0506509

 

What I love about living in warmer climate is planting different types of plants and flowers in my Texas garden. Trying new plants is fun! This year, I decided to plant a Coleus plant and here is the result of my efforts!

 

 

What attracts me to this plant are the leaves. You don't grow Coleus for flowers, you grow it for its leaves and they come in a variety of different shapes, colors, and sizes. There is a lot of information on the Internet, books, and magazines about the Coleus plant. What I like are the descriptive words that sound so tantalizing! Those descriptive words include:

 

  • Eye Dazzlers!
  • Easy Going!
  • Distinctly on the Wild Side!
  • Creative!
  • Sophisticated!
  • Show Stoppers!
  • Artistically Edged!
  • Splashed with Colors!

 

Coleus comes in various shades of green, pink, yellow, purple, intense red, and chartreuse. They love the sun and they thrive well in the heat or better known as the "Heart of Texas! If you feel your garden needs a jolt of color with something that requires low maintenance and grows well with other plants, I suggest trying Coleus! They also thrive well in part shade but always requires more than regular watering to flourish well in a summer garden that will extend into fall depending on climate changes and the environment.

 

If you don't live in Texas and you live in Northern climates, Coleus makes great house plants. The homes I lived in while living in the City of Chicago and later to the Northern Suburbs always had Coleus and they grew well as long as they were watered and I kept them in a sunny location.

 

I found this video most helpful and for me the instructions worked! If you feel you need a little or a lot of splash of color, I recommend Coleus. Life is too short to live without plants that brighten your day!

 

©Patricia Feager 5/5/2016

 

 

 

 

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Patricia,

They are spectacular plants.  I love the variety of colors they come in, and their vibrancy.  A

May 05, 2016 02:00 AM #1
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Patricia Feager
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Don't they make you happy? If I was a fashion designer, I'd design a dress using the colors of my Coleus!

May 05, 2016 02:02 AM #2
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I love them too. Had a gorgeous specimen last year on a shady porch. You remind me to plant another one this year. Thanks Patricia. D 

May 05, 2016 03:12 AM #3
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Lottie Kendall
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I also am a fan of coleus plants. Before moving to SF, I had a house with a garden room where I'd often mass coleus plants and enjoy the unique beauty of each one. Once yours are established, I hope you share pictures with us.

May 05, 2016 03:24 AM #4
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Brian England
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Wow, that looks really cool.  It almost looks like something that would grow well on Mars, haha.

May 05, 2016 04:13 AM #5
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Roger D. Mucci
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The colors are so beautiful, I wish I had a green thumb.  I could kill a silk plant. 

May 05, 2016 05:00 AM #6
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Patricia Feager
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD - I'm glad I brought back good memories for you and I hope you get your Coleus plants in soon! I could only imagine how much work goes into your home and landscaping too. You strike me as someone who truly needs to live in a world where nature surrounds you!

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I would probably have to have this as a house plant. I don't think they'd survive our 115 degree Summer days even in the shade. 

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It is beautiful Patricia, you have a green thumb.

May 05, 2016 08:04 AM #9
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Noah Seidenberg - I checked, my thumb isn't green, but things are growing and I love it! I credit Miss Ivon, my second grade teacher. She got me interested in growing plants. Whatever I did back then, I usually won the prize or the plants to take home!

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Patricia this is a beautiful plan and you have a very special talent.

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I've been trying to decide what to plant in two large containers out front that get a lot of sun. I love the colors in your Coleus, and I think it should do well here in south Alabama, so I guess I just made my decision. 

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I love coleus and they are easy to grow!  They will even self seed and pop up unexpectedly.

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Thank you for sharing the information . I love the photos.

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