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 »

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 »

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 »

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