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How to grow and care for Coleus

Written by Maggie

Jan 22 2021

How to grow and care for Coleus

When we grow and care for Coleus, humus soil should be used for planting, and watering should be done every 3 days during the seedling period and every 2 to 3 days during the growth period. When we grow and care for Coleus, attention should be paid to temperature control, and the temperature can be controlled at 20℃. If there are insect pests such as red spider and scale insect, oxidized dimethoate should be diluted 1000 times for treatment. The following are details of growing Coleus care.

growing Coleus care
Coleus - Most Common House Plant

1. Humus soil care for growing Coleus

Soil is the key factor when we grow and care for Coleus. Coleus likes to grow in the soil with high loose capacity, so loose humus soil should be selected for planting, or the same amount of peat soil can be added for planting, which is conducive to the growth of roots.

2. Watering care for growing Coleus

Coleus has strict requirements for water. When we grow and care for Coleus, water should be watered every 3 days in the seedling stage, and every 2 to 3 days in the vigorous growth stage. The growth environment should be kept moist, but waterlogging should not occur at the same time, otherwise the leaves will decolor.

3. Temperature care for growing Coleus

Coleus likes to grow in a warm environment, and its plants have very low cold resistance. If the temperature is lower than 5℃, the roots and leaves of the plants will suffer frostbite. Therefore, when we grow and care for coleus in winter, the temperature should be controlled at about 20℃.

4. coleus care for pest control

In high temperatures and poorly ventilated environments, Coleus is prone to red spider and scale insect diseases, which can be treated by spraying plants with 1000 times of dimethoate oxide. When we grow and care for Coleus, carbendazim solution should be sprayed every 1 month for disinfection to prevent the generation of diseases and insect pests.

growing Coleus care

Coleus care for growing in winter

When we grow Coleusin winter, it must be placed in full sunlight, don't put in the shade, but also to control the amount of water. It is ok to keep a slightly damp soil, you do not need to fertilize it. We need to control the temperature of 5 ℃ above, winter as well as proper trim, so that the Coleus through the cold winter. The following are Coleus' care for growing in winter.

1. Light care for Coleus

Coleus likes to grow in sufficient sunshine, and it has a certain cold tolerance. However, when we care for coleus in winter, the environment needs to be ventilated during the day, and the plants should be placed in the sun for full sun exposure as much as possible, and the potted plants should be rotated constantly, so that Coleus can survive the winter.

2. Water and fertilizer care for Coleus

Coleus needs to grow in moist soil. When we care for Coleus in winter, it should be watered in time. However, in the winter breeding process, it should not be watered blindly, just keep the soil slightly wet.

3. Warm measures

When we care for Coleus in winter, we should not only give it sufficient sunshine, but also keep it warm. The temperature should not be lower than 5℃, otherwise it will be easily frostbite, so it needs to be moved indoors for maintenance, and the temperature should be controlled above 5℃, so that it can grow better.

4. Pruning care for Coleus

Generally, Coleus grows quickly and needs pruning at ordinary times. When we care for Coleus in winter, it can be pruned properly in the beginning of winter and the thick parts of the plant can be cut off, so that the plant can better absorb nutrients from the soil and avoid frostbite in the sun, which can help Coleus survive the winter.

growing Coleus care