Painted Nettle | Coleus scutellarioides
Common Name: Painted Nettle
Botanical Name: Coleus scutellarioides
Coleus is an annual or herbaceous perennial in the mint family with attractive foliage and succulent stems that comes in many colors and provides year-round interest. It forms a 3 ft. mound as it grows and it can be used as a tender annual outdoors in a bed or border, in a hanging basket or container. If grown as a houseplant, it requires bright light. Remove flowers as they appear and pinch back stems to promote bushy leaf growth. Too much sun will cause plants to wilt, too much shade causes them to become leggy.