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Coleus 'Rainbow Mix'

Solenostemon scutellarioides

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'Rainbow Mix' is a Coleus variety in the Solenostemon genus with a scientific name of Solenostemon scutellarioides. Rainbow Mix is a heirloom variety.

Coleous are grown for their foliage with colors in pink, red, orange, brown, green, white, or yellow as well as combinations thereto.

This variety is an Ornamental that typically grows as an Annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year. Rainbow Mix is known for growing to a height of approximately 1.24 feet (that's 38.0 cm in metric) with a ground cover-like habit.

Rainbow Mix Coleus is normally quite a low maintenance plant and is normally very easy to grow - great for beginner gardeners!

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Rainbow Mix have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Rainbow Mix

  • Partial Sun

  • High

When seedlings reach 6 in. tall, pinch tip to force side branching. When branches are 6 in. pinch to make plants full.

Try to plant in a location that enjoys partial sun and remember to water often. Keep in mind when planting that Rainbow Mix is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside. The USDA Hardiness Zones typically associated with Rainbow Mix are Zone 10 and Zone 11.

Growing Rainbow Mix from seed

Since these seeds need light to germinate, just press them gently on the growing medium. Place the container away from direct sunlight. Water with lukewarm water from a spray bottle.

Sow 0.0 inches (0.01 cm) deep with a guideline distance of 11.7 inches (30.0 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 65°C / 149°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Rainbow Mix about 56 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Rainbow Mix

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Rainbow Mix is a tender plant.

Harvesting Rainbow Mix

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