This plant has a mild fragrance
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Brazilian Coleus Overview
Plectranthus oertendahlii has slightly succulent leaves and stems that root as they spread along the forest floor. It forms small, low clumps about 20 cm high. The upper surface of the round, broadly serrated leaves is marked with distinct silver veins, while the underside is a deep red. The color fades in lower light conditions and intensifies in more light areas. The leaves and stems have a slightly rough texture due to the short hairs that grow on them.
Common problems with Brazilian Coleus
Relative problem free
How to harvest Brazilian Coleus
Take cuttings in Spring and Autumn.
How to propagate Brazilian Coleus
Take tip cuttings of 5-15cm and root in moist soil.
Sowing time during Spring and Summer. Germination time is about 3 weeks.
Special features of Brazilian Coleus
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Brazilian Coleus
Grown for their foliage and flowers.