Coleus madagascariensis – Plant


Indigenous to South Africa, organically grown, and locally sourced from ethical growers committed to sustainable, Nature-friendly cultivation.

Common names: thicket coleus (English).

Botanical name: Coleus madagascariensis

Potted into 100% recycled plastic nursery pot or bag.

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Care Summary

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Plant Summary

Coleus madagascariensis, known as thicket coleus, is an attractive and hardy garden plant that produces colorful leaves and flowers. It thrives in shade or semi-shade conditions with little maintenance. Cuttings root easily and seedlings are vigorous. Leaves can be variegated. Plants flower in autumn with tubular white blooms. Traditionally used medicinally to treat coughs, colds and scabies. The pungent smell of leaves deters insects. Adds color and texture to the garden.


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