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Proud GardenTags Ambassador. Subtropical garden in Sunshine Coast hinterland, Queensland. 🌺🌴☀️Adjacent to National Park.

Solenostemon scutellarioides syn. Plectranthus scutellarioides

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2018
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Friday 6 April 2018 • Coleus (beside pathway on steep bank). #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #foliage #subtropical #foliagefriday

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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Saturday 17 March 2018 • Found this self sown seedling growing in the shade, which is why it looks so pale. (Coleus are very weedy where I live.) #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #foliage #subtropical #weedy

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jpea

Thought they liked the shade?

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brightcolours

This is in full shade which is quite dark. Swipe left and compare it to those growing in brighter light! @jpea

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jpea

See what you mean

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brightcolours

But they also have more variegation as they age. @jpea

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jpea

Gotcha, I'm trying to grow from seed but nothing happening after a month 😢

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brightcolours

I’ve only ever grown them from cuttings. Perhaps the soil isn’t warm enough? @jpea

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  • Season Icon Early AutumnEarly Autumn 2018
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Thursday 15 March 2018 • It just keeps growing! Time to prune it, again. By removing the flowers it can put its energy into more foliage. #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #foliage #subtropical

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Yollymac

This is so nice. It reminds me of peppermint crisp. 😍

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brightcolours

Nice association! @Yollymac

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  • Season Icon Early SummerEarly Summer 2017
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Friday 8 December 2017 • This coleus has taken off in response to the regular tip pruning and recent soaking rains. It’s grown so much it’s time to prune it and take cuttings. #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #foliage #subtropical

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angiecrazycatlady

Love how bright that green is 😊

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awomanonabike

That looks fantastic!

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sand28

wow lovely

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rachelbrooks

So bright! And colourful! 💚💜💚

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clipperty

Certainly got the wow factor - this year has been an eye opener for me on the coleus front! Xx

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petitelake

@brightcolours what kind of light do you given this plant. I hear sun can deepen the color or fade them.

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Joan323

🌺lovely & bushy..

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brightcolours

Belated thanks, it’s an excellent foliage plant! But a bit of a thug where I live. It needs regular chopping back to keep it in check. @angiecrazycatlady @awomanonabike @sand28 @rachelbrooks @clipperty @Joan323

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@petitelake this one is in a fairly shaded spot but gets bright light throughout the day and late afternoon sun during the summer.

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#foliagefriday

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awomanonabike

It’s a pretty houseplant here 😀

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  • Season Icon Late SpringLate Spring 2017
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Monday 30 October 2017 • I constantly tip prune my coleus to encourage bushiness. #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #foliage #subtropical

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pelly

Gorgeous colours Katie 😍😍😍

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juliesgarden

Love those colours 💚❤️

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rachelbrooks

Fantastic foliage 💚❤️💚

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christineb

Gorgeous contrasting colours 😍

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pauline33

Beautiful fresh colours 👌😍

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studioa

Great photo. And lovely healthy foliage.

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The coleus have loved the rains! @studioa @pauline33 @christineb @rachelbrooks @juliesgarden @Madgardener70 @pelly

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Naomi126

👌📸👌

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plants

Great colours ❤️💚❤️💚

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  • Season Icon Mid SpringMid Spring 2017
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Tuesday 24 October 2017 • The markings have developed splendidly!#Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #subtropical #foliage

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studioa

Lovely photo!

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PunkyKy

Beautiful 🌿

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rachelbrooks

Quite stunning! 💚💜💚 These are definitely growing on me, (not literally obvs!) might have to get a couple I think!

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JustJill

Stunning!

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rosegardengirl

Gorgeous.

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lesliecole49

I was really impressed with mine this year Rachel. I'll be using them again. @rachelbrooks

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ingridking

Great picture showing colours and definitions

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rachelbrooks

Have you brought them indoors for the winter Leslie? @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

No, Rachel, I've let them go to seed and will collect the seeds. I don't have indoor storage for everything I need to bring in plus the houseplants that are coming in too. @rachelbrooks

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rachelbrooks

That's the trouble isn't it Leslie? I don't have the room indoors to overwinter things or have a greenhouse, shame as there's a lot of tender plants that I'd love to try 😏 @lesliecole49

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lesliecole49

I have a lot of plants in containers still since I don't have much ground dug yet. Some things still can be dug up and stored, but alot will go indoors. I have a "little girls greenhouse" for shelves during the winter that will be a seedling greenhouse come early spring. I'm still new to all this and do get overwhelmed with "What do I do with this now" lol @rachelbrooks

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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Tuesday 16 May 2017 • These cuttings have been growing in water for a few weeks. I planted out the three with good root growth and put the other one back in water. #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #green #coleus-propagation #backgardenbc #subtropical

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Yollymac

This plant is really lovely. Onto the Wishlist! 😍

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  • Season Icon Late AutumnLate Autumn 2017
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Monday 15 May 2017 • Variegated coleus. #Variegated #coleus #Variegatedcoleus #plectranthus #backgardenbc #subtropical

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