'Florida Sun' coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Florida Sun'

'Florida Sun' coleus
Photo/Illustration: 
Antonio Reis
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'Florida Sun' coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Florida Sun')
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Genus:  Solenostemon
Sunburn never looked so good as it does on 'Florida Sun'. The splotchy red and orange leaves make a vibrant addition to containers and hanging baskets, and a go-to plant for studies in contrast.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Thrives in sun, amazing foliage plant
Care:  Coleus likes warm soils with decent drainage, and these plants are not happy in overly dry conditions. Grow in full sun to medium shade; their colors are most vivid in full sun. Half-day sun produces softer colors that are still very appealing. Plants grown in too much sun may wilt, and plants grown in too much shade may become leggy. Pinch off flowers to retain shape and to keep attention on foliage.
Propagation:  Sow seed on the soil's surface at 72-75°F in early spring. Root softwood cuttings from late spring to autumn.
Problems:  Mealybugs, scale insects, and whiteflies may be a problem under glass. No serious insect or disease problems.

Overview

Height
12 to 18 inches
Spread
12 to 18 inches
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Fast Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Foliage Color
Colorful/Burgundy Foliage

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