Coleus Seeds,''Kong Lime Sprite'
- Coleus Kong Lime Sprite
- Great house plant !
- Shade Loving, foliage plant
This exciting series features extremely large leaves and unique patterns on tall, well-branched plants. Bicolour of lime green and mahogany red leaves on 18-22 in/45-55 cm plants makes Kong an eye-catching choice for large containers and landscapes. Also works well as an indoor lifestyle plant. The fast-finishing plants are well-suited to production in 4.5 in/11 cm to gallon (8 in/20 cm) pots with 3 plants per pot. Prefers full shade for best performance. Supplied as easy-to-sow pelleted seed. A common name for Coleus is Flame Nettle, and what an appropriate name it is as this unique foliage plant smolders in the shade!
Happy to grow in full sun if given plenty of water, this adaptable coleus also smolders in the shade. It looks good from the moment its tiny new leaves emerge til hard frost. And that's something no flowering annual can
Remarkable foliage color, and easily grown form Coleus seeds, this annual is a reliable summer performer that gardeners depend on for their shady borders. Find a sunny window sill, and Coleus plants will perform nicely indoors. Originating in Africa and Indonesia, exotic looking Coleus plants perform well as shade garden plants, in pots and containers, and in hanging baskets. Coleus plants need a partially shady setting. They prefer moist, rich soil, but good drainage is important. Coleus plants will produce flowers that are not particularly noteworthy. Most gardeners remove the flowers as they form to keep the foliage healthy and growing. If you allow the flowers to grow, hummingbirds and butterflies will visit as they are rich in nectar.
USDA Zones: 4 - 10
Height: 12 inches
Bloom Season: Spring through fall
Foliage Color: Burgundy, Variegated
Environment: Partial shade to full shade
Soil Type: Moist, well-drained, pH 5.6 - 7.5
Temperature: 70 - 75F
Average Germ Time: 10 - 14 days
Light Required: Yes
Depth: Do not cover
Sowing Rate: 2 - 3 seeds per plant
Moisture: Keep seeds moist until germination
Plant Spacing: 6 - 9 inches
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