Coleus can be grown as a house plant or used for a summer bedding scheme ouside
- Winter & all year round
- Common Name
Coleus has pretty coloured and patterned leaves.
Coleus likes a warm and slightly shady spot to grow.
When to grow
Coleus seed can be sown at any time of the year if you are growing it as a house plant.
What you need
A packet of coleus seeds
How to grow
Put the seed compost in the tray, leaving a 1cm gap at the top.
Dampen the compost using a mister or by placing the tray in a larger tray with a little water in it so that the water soaks into the compost.
Sprinkle the seeds on the surface of the compost and don’t cover them up.
Place a polythene bag over the top of the tray until the seeds have begun to grow, this helps germination. Put the tray somewhere warm as the seeds will germinate at 20–25°C.
When the seedlings are big enough to handle and have their true leaves you can transplant them into small pots. Enjoy their colourful leaves all year round.