Coleus blumei - plectranthus scutellarioides
Coleus blumei, also known as Painted Nettle, is often grown outdoors as an annual because it is frost-tender. But it's easy to grow indoors if you can provide bright light. Distinctive leaf shapes, intricate patterns, and rich colors rival some of the showiest foliage plants.
- Coleus are one of the rare plants that are grown almost exclusively for colorful foliag.
- Coleus plants thrive in full sunshine. They will tolerate partial shade, and to some degree, full shade
- Keep soil continuously moist throughout the year, but reduce watering in winter. High humidity is preferred.