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Pineapple Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides

  • Hardy Zones
    • 10 - 11
  • Exposure
    • Sun or Shade
  • Season
    • Spring
    • Summer
  • Mature Size
    • 12 - 18 Inches
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Pineapple Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides
Sun or Shade 12 - 18

Features

Contrasting lime-green, yellow and red foliage all summer

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Adaptable As Houseplant
Foliage Interest
Heat Tolerant
Deadheading Not Necessary
Attracts: 
Hummingbirds
Resists: 
Deer

Characteristics

Duration: 
Annual
Height Category: 
Medium
Garden Height: 
12 - 18 Inches
Spacing: 
10 - 18 Inches
Foliage Shade: 
Multicolored
Habit: 
Upright
Container Role: 
Thriller

Plant Needs

Light Requirement: 
Sun or Shade
Maintenance Category: 
Easy
Bloom Time: 
Grown for Foliage
Hardy Temperature: 
35°F
Hardiness Zones: 
10a, 10b, 11a, 11b
Water Category: 
Average
Uses: 
Landscape
Uses: 
Container
Uses Notes: 

Use in beds, borders and containers

Maintenance Notes: 

Many people feel that coleus look best before they flower. To keep foliage in top shape, pinch off the blooms as they appear if you wish.

Rules of Thumb for Overwintering Plants Indoors:

1. Choose only healthy plants

2. Bring Plants indoors before frost damages foliage

3. Treat for disease and insects before bringing plants indoors

4. Place in bright areas and add humidity using pebble trays or spray bottles

5. Be careful not to over water

6 When active growth starts in spring fertilize and prune as needed

7. Introduce your plants slowly to outdoor conditions in spring

  • BEAUTIFULL ALL SUMMER
    RESISTANT COLEUS
    GOOD COLEUS SUN , PART SUN ANYWHERE

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    GINETTE LEMIRE
    Quebec
    Canada
    4 years ago
  • gorgeus this is my first time adding these plants and I love them all.

    Outstanding My favorite plant, I recommend to others all the time and explain the reasons why I like it so much.
    Yolanda Walker
    Ohio
    United States
    4 years ago
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2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
2010 Top Performer Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
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