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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Mix'

Painted Nettle

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

Perfect for sun or shade!

A simply stunning foliage plant

Bright colours and interesting variegation

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Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Mix’ presents a dazzling kaleidoscope of chartreuse, scarlet, pink, gold and maroon, showcasing the very best of these wonderfully versatile foliage plants. The velvety leaves are irresistibly strokable and held in graceful tiers, each leaf elegantly pointed and finished with a serrated edge. The intricate details of each variety will captivate you throughout the season, with painterly splashes, finely drawn veining and picotee edging. Better still, these are tough, unfussy plants shaking off wind, adapting to rain or shine and readily pushing out bushy branches of alluring foliage that don’t require pinching out and will light up your bedding displays with exciting new colour combinations. Height and spread: 45cm (18in).

Height Up to 45cm (18in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Tender Perennial

patioexotic gardenspecimen plant

sun or semi shadedappled shade

Flowering Months

1 x 13cm Potted Plant (KF3500)
3 x 13cm Potted Plant (10cm Tall) (KF3501)

Pot up Coleus plug plants and grow them on in warm frost-free conditions for transplanting later on. Pinch out the growing tip of each stem to encourage branching and form a bushier plant. When all risk of frost has passed, gradually acclimatise painted nettle plants to outdoor conditions over a period of 7 to 10 days, before transplanting them outdoors into beds, borders and containers. Plant Coleus plants in fertile, moist, well-drained soil in a sunny or semi-shaded position. Solenostemon can also be grown as houseplants, situated on a warm, bright window sill or in a conservatory or heated greenhouse.
Feed and water Coleus plants regularly, particularly during hot, dry periods. Remove any developing flower spikes as they will weaken the plant and cause poor quality foliage. Coleus houseplants should be given full light and a warm position in the winter months. Reduce watering and keep the compost just moist to prevent rotting and fungal diseases developing. Pinch back Solenostemon plants in the spring as growth resumes.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

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