Technically a tender perennial, a coleus plant is usually grown as an annual. Coleus plants are grown for their brightly colored foliage and need deadheading for optimum growth. More »

Growing The Home Garden states that coleus is one of the easiest plants to propagate. The process is simple and straightforward, making it an ideal choice for the novice gardener, and the plants produce beautiful foliage... More » Science Biology Botany

Some coleus plants are toxic to cats, as well as dogs and horses. The plants contain an essential oil that can cause moderate to severe digestive problems when consumed. More » Pets & Animals Pets Cats
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Kong coleus are plants that live in shady areas and produce large leaves. The foliage of the plants is their most prominent feature, and it often comes in bright colors, such as red or purple. More »

Coleus plants must be kept moist and require frequent watering. They should be fertilized in their active growing season and brought indoors for the winter. Pinching back the shoots creates a bushier plant. The coleus pr... More »

Coleus plants develop roots easily and can be planted as seeds in either soil beds or containers. Coleus plants can also be grown from cuttings; coleus plants can grow roots in even small amounts of water. Coleus plants ... More »

The Coleus plant is considered non-toxic, though it may cause a reaction in sensitive people. It is, however, considered toxic to dogs, cats and horses. More »