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Old 07-11-2014, 07:07 AM
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So I have become totally obsessed with coleus. Right now all I have is a lime green and maroon one and a green and yellow. Forgive me for not knowing their technical names...I do well to keep my boys names in order most of the time. ;-)
My question is, when I take clippings do I do it in the same way as other plants and make sure it's below a node? Is there a certain area I should cut from or can I just trim all the leggy growth off my plants to get my cuttings? I would love to save these and try to overwinter them this year!
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:17 AM
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Yeah, just do them like any other cuttings, moist soil. If I remember right trying to root I. Water doesn't work so well with them
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Old 07-11-2014, 07:38 AM
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Ok great! Thanks tess1893
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:31 PM
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I have always rooted Coleus in water easily and successfully.
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Old 07-11-2014, 08:34 PM
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Yes, Tess is right, Gardennerd.


So easy and fun to root.


I always rooted mine in soil...but no doubt they root in water, Bob.
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Old 07-12-2014, 07:23 AM
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did not know they would root off the plant from a cutting
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:27 AM
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They are SUPER easy in water or soil - literally roots in days! The reason soil would be better is because they need time to adjust to soil, if water-grown.

It does not matter where you cut it - below a node or not.
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Old 07-12-2014, 11:28 AM
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RaccoonBandit. ..I didn't either until I read that they are a tender perennial and can be grown as a house plant. I have some rooting now!
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:45 PM
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They are not even close to being perennial - but can be kept as houseplants given enough light.
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Old 07-12-2014, 01:58 PM
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Really? I was on the Bakers Creek Heirloom seed site rareseeds.com and they stated it was a tender perennial. Meaning they need to overwinter indoors in cool climates.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:02 PM
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In fact numerous websites state the same. Tender perennial description, but because of the plants extreme sensitivity to cool weather it is grown as an annual. Not trying to argue just trying to explain why I disagree with what you stated in your comment tsilentseed.
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:08 PM
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coleus are very pretty but do not know about annual or perennial as i do not have any at this time
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Old 07-12-2014, 02:16 PM
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Coleus plants are durable and easy to grow.
They are best known for their bright colors, and variety of foliage forms.
Technically, they are a tender perennial but they are usually considered an annual plant by growers and seed producers.

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Old 07-12-2014, 02:33 PM
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Coleus plants are simply awesome!


I have seeds from a mix, of vibrantly colored gorgeous coleus varieties. Love sowing mixed seeds and seeing what unique beauties you end up with...always a surprise.


This is NOT my photo but isn't this variety just stunning?




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Old 07-12-2014, 02:36 PM
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Yes, they are considered annuals here too because our frost kills them and they don't return the following year....unless you bring them inside.
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