How to Trim Coleus : Garden Space

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Gardening: How can I control aphids on my coleus plants? - Allentown Morning Call

They come in many colors: beige, black, green, orange, pink, red and yellow. Aphids can be brought indoors on other plants, on clothes or even on a breeze through an open window or door.

The initial infestation is small but the females can produce a few offspring every day for several weeks. The new aphids are ready to feed immediately on foliage. They mold, or shed their skins four...

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  1. Coleus is a former genus of flowering plants in the family Lamiaceae.In recent classifications, the genus is no longer recognized, and the formerly included species are instead placed in the genera Plectranthus and Solenostemon. Because the type species, Coleus amboinicus (Plectranthus amboinicus) is now placed in Plectranthus, Coleus is regarded as a synonym of Plectranthus.
  2. Coleus can be added to beds and borders for interest or grown in containers. They need fertile, well-draining soil and usually perform best in areas with partial shade, though many varieties can also tolerate sun. When growing coleus, keep in mind that these beauties can grow rapidly.
  3. Coleus is the traditional name for a genus of popular landscape plants that have now been reassigned to the genera Plectranthus and Solenostemon.Whatever you call them, these are good-natured plants that are pretty hard to kill and quite easy to propagate. Coleus is a tropical perennial plant that is normally grown as an annual by gardeners who live north of USDA hardiness zones 10 and 11.
  4. co·le·us (kō′lē-əs) n. Any of various plants in the mint family formerly of the genus Coleus, especially Solenostemon scutellarioides and some species in the genus Plectranthus, native to tropical Africa and Asia and widely grown as ornamentals for their multicolored leaves. [New Latin Coleus, genus name, from Greek koleos, sheath (from the way ...
  5. Overview Information Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the plant Plectranthus barbatus (Coleus forskohlii). This plant has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such ...
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