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‘Alligator Tears’ coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides Colorblaze® 'Alligator Tears'™

Green and cream never looked so good. This versatile color combo makes ‘Alligator Tears’ a go-to for foliage in container gardens.

Noteworthy CharacteristicsGreen leaves with a creamy center, on longer and serrated leaves.

PropagationColeus are easy to grow from cuttings. Wait to put plants outdoors until spring nights remain above 50°F.

ProblemsGenerally trouble-free, but watch for aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites on overwintered plants indoors.

  • Genus : Solenostemon
  • Plant Height : 1 to 3 feet
  • Plant Width : 1 to 3 feet
  • Uses : Containers
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Summer, Summer
  • Maintenance : Low
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Plant Type : Perennials
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Summer Interest
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