Coleus Plants are generally grown for their varied and variegated colorful foliage in every color of the rainbow. They may be grown in the garden, in containers and as house plants.
Coleus, pronounced KOE-lee-us, sometimes referred to as Painted Nettle, prefer partial shade, though some of the newer varieties will tolerate full sun well. These annual plants should be kept well-watered, especially in sunny areas, and planted in soil with good drainage. Pinching encourages a denser foliage growth. Read our article, How to Grow Coleus Plants for detailed growing instructions.