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By Bernieh


Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides (Coleus))



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its so beautiful

22 Jun, 2009

 

So pretty varigated leaves very colourful

22 Jun, 2009

 

Gorgeous markings and colour contrasts

22 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks for your comments Irish, Morgana and Pansypotter - just love the colour that coleus adds to the garden.

22 Jun, 2009

 

Great contrasts!

23 Jun, 2009

 

Bernieh:

Beautiful Coleus!

Is this variety called 'Amour' ? I have a variety that looks just like this one...I pulled many of them out after 3 years about 3 months ago. They get woody and the termites attack the stems. Does this happen there also?

24 Jun, 2009

 

Not sure what this is called Delonix. Yes they go woody after a couple of years - but I take lots of cuttings so I just keep on growing them. We have to have termite treatment every year where I live or our wooden house would be eaten away in no time - termites are everywhere out here.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Benieh:

That's what I usually do...however, I only have one small coleus plant left. I'm going to have to take many cuttings from this one little plant now.

I'll post a photo of what my front yard used to look like for over 3 years with the many coleus plants...the plants were all started from one plant I purchased over 4 years ago.

It's funny you mention termites...because I see houses tented all the time for termintes...the Formosan termites have establised themselves here...I've read they can eat a house down in about 4 years if not treated. They are horrible little pest. In the last month I've seen 3 houses on my block tented for termites. : > (

24 Jun, 2009

 

Would love to see the photos with all the coleus plants - I'm a big fan. Termites are an on-going problem around here, but we don't use tents for termite eradication. We use baits that are sunk into the ground or garden beds all around the house. These baits are treated with some sort of dust toxicant. Termites are attracted to the bait and when they return to their colony they spread the toxicant and kill off the entire colony. It works well.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Bernieh:

I think that's the second part of the treatment here...after tenting.

24 Jun, 2009

 

Oooh, I just love the markings on this one !

30 Jun, 2009

 

Thanks Flcrazy - it is a stand-out plant.

1 Jul, 2009



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