Solenostemon scutellarioides is a species of perennial plant. Common names include Coleus orPainted Nettle.
The Coleus plant has very colorful foliage and is popular as a houseplant and in gardens. Its geographic origin is Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The plant has various names, including “Coleus blumei“.
The Coleus are very easy to propagate by cuttings, and they like partial shade, though can stand a bit of direct sunlight. They are not frost tolerant.
(From Wikipedia, March 1, 2011)
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