Thursday, November 19, 2009

Coleus - Indoors

Before the frost was going to get them all, I brought a few annuals inside the other week (Alternanthera and Plectranthus as well as Coleus), even though I had so very little space for them . . . This one will have to be ditched before long, but in the meantime it has started blooming, and how does one throw something like this out?

2 comments:

NellJean said...

If you have a place where they can sort of hang out for the winter -- I used a cool utility room where they wouldn't freeze -- coleus and alternanthera will last over the winter to be set out in spring. Coleus may get leggy and have to be pinched and restarted a time or two, but alternanthera just sits in water with a few changes of fresh water, all winter, making roots. It's how I have lots of plants for free, come spring.

Pinch the blooms off the coleus for better results.

Nell Jean -- Seed Scatterer

Lya Sorano said...

Great advice, Nell Jean; thank you.