Coleus Blume (mix). Painted Nettle
Lush, colorful outfit is beautiful without flowers. It will retain its beauty throughout the season and will delight the eye until the onset of frost. This is a plant with luxurious foliage of a wide variety of shapes and colors, 20-25 cm high. Leaves are broadly oval, corrugated along the edge, with a velvety surface. Small flowers are collected in lilac-blue spike-shaped inflorescences. Heat and moisture-loving, shade-tolerant, prefers light nutritious soils. They are planted in flower beds, balconies, used as an ornamental carpet plant. Before freezing, they are transplanted into a pot and grown as a room.
Agricultural technology: Sowing seeds in March in boxes. In phase 1, a pair of leaves, seedlings are planted at a distance of 5x5 cm or in pots. Plant in a permanent place in May, when there is no frost, in increments of 25x25 cm or in pots with a diameter of 12-13 cm. Requires humus soil. Grows best in a sunny or poorly shaded area.
Eng.: Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle, Painted Leaf, Poor Man's Croton. Suom.: Isokirjopeippi. Sven.: Palettblad, palettblomma. Bot. syn.: Bot. syn.: Solenostemon scutellarioides (L.), Soleirolia blumei (Benth.).