Stan installed shelving upstairs and is going to buy some fluorescent lighting so that we can overwinter our coleus. I’ll put the babies (cuttings I took) nearest the light, followed by the adult plants that don’t seem to be making it in the cutting stage, followed by ones I like the best, on down the line to the ones that I appear to have duplicates of, which can perish.
This cactus is amazingly uniform in leaf pattern considering all the colors involved. Most coleus tend to have more sporting and variation with the leaves. It almost doesn’t look like a coleus because of the uniformity, but it is. It is for this reason that this really isn’t my favorite of my lot this year…don’t hate me for that, ok? I still love it; the colors are beautiful.
Stem and petioles are magenta, leaf is yellow with green and a magenta wash in the center.
Again, I had a little overexposure problem. This time the closeup (inside) is less accurate with the color and this overview shows it a little better. This one is similar to the black and blue one, except it’s more red. I almost thought I got duplicate plants when I brought one of them home, but I’m sure they’re different cultivars. Continue reading
This one is only small because it started out small, from a bedding pack. It’s just getting going and will probably get much bigger by the end of the season. I love the colors on these leaves…anything from green to creamy yellow to orange to pink to brown to red. Fun stuff. Continue reading