Black Dragon Coleus

Plectranthus scutellariocides


The Black Dragon Coleus (Painted Nettle) plant is more shade-loving than most, having remarkable color even when the sunshine is limited. The unique leaves are beautifully scalloped, ruffled and corrugated for fantastic texture! This shade tolerant plant’s color is almost self-explanatory: deep purplish-black margins surround a center that ranges in color from dark maroon to bright scarlet red, looking similar to a black dragon’s maw. It will add texture, interest and color to mixed garden and container plantings.

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-Black Dragon coleus plants come in 12 cm * 5 cm Pot with our own premium soil blend. Great for decorating your space!
– Delivery within 5-7 days from day of ordering. – We ship directly from our greenhouse to your door. Our plants never sit in dark warehouses.
– Expertly packed. However, As with any living being, the signs of travel may be quite evident.
– Please provide some attention and care for the next couple of weeks – Plants with shallow roots may topple over during shipping due to their shallow roots. Do not panic!! All you have to do is pot it back in thesame container. – The images/photos shown here are for representational purposes only. – All our plants are delivered to you in either a 4″ or 6″ terracotta coloured plastic pot – Comes with a cute postcard with care instructions.

Common Name:Black dragon coleus,Painted nettle
Botanical Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
Maximum growth dimensions: Coleus vary from smaller types that will reach only 1 foot tall to tall bushy types of 3 feet. Sprawling types suitable for hanging baskets and wall plantings may spread more than 3 feet wide
Light: Some modern coleus varieties handle full sun, but most still flourish with at least dappled shade and direct sun limited to morning hours. Too much sun or intense midday rays leave foliage scorched and faded; too little light causes weak growth
Temperature: Coleus plants prefer an average temperature above 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. In winter, they can tolerate a slightly lower temperature. Soil Type: Coleus must have good soil drainage. Poorly drained soils and excessive watering will damage coleus. Plants suffering from “wet feet” will be stunted, leaves will turn a muddy brown, and leaf margins will be scorched. All Coleus prefer evenly moist garden soil.
Watering frequency: Coleus in containers may need watering twice a day during hot weather. Outdoor containers may require water twice a day. Indoor plants need water only when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.
Bloom time: Late Spring, Summer, Autumn, Late Summer
Flower colour: white or blue flowers
Toxicity: Highly toxic
Difficulty level: Easy to grow

Weight 1.125 kg
Dimensions 15 × 20 cm

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