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Coleus Wizard Scarlet Seeds
Info: The Coleus is an ornamental plant originating from tropical Africa and Asia with beautifully coloured leaves. The leaves of the Flame Nettle varieties range from yellow, green, copper and red to dark violet.
The Coleus Wizzard Scarlet has intense red leaves with a yellow border and is a real eye-catcher on the balcony.
Sowing & cultivation: Sowing from the beginning of March in a pot at at least 22°C. Please do not cover seeds that take a long time to germinate. As soon as the small plants are 3-5 cm big enough, they can be pricked into single pots. The nettle prefers a light, but not sunny location with a humus-rich soil. If they stand too dark, they lose their beautiful leaf colour. It is not hardy, so it is a good idea to grow it in a pot. Regular watering is important in summer, with water as free of lime as possible. To overwinter, simply bring the pots into the house.
|Botanical name||Solenostemon scutellarioides|
|Sowing||from Mar/Apr indoors|
|Location||partial shade, nutrient-rich soil|
|Germination temperature||22 - 28°C|
|Germination||14 - 28 days|
|Lifespan||perennial, not winter-hardy|
|Height||30 - 60 cm|
Image source: Mokkie, Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides) 3, CC BY-SA 3.0