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Coleus Care

With stunning red and chartreuse green foliage, Chili Pepper Coleus thrives in sun or shade — a great choice to add a pop of color to any patio garden.

How to care for your Coleus

Use these instructions to care for a Coleus. This guide will tell you how to water a Coleus; its light, temperature, humidity preferences and any additional care it might need to help it grow.

Coleus Flame Thrower Chili Pepper

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LIGHT

Your Kit will do great in both sun or shade. 

WATER

Feel the soil a few inches down and water when it feels dry. Do not overwater as these plants are prone to rot if left in soggy soil. During hot and dry times, more watering will be needed and during rainy times, less watering will be needed. Try not to get water on the foliage when watering as this can cause diseases.

FOOD

Fertilize once a month using a liquid fertilizer or add a slow release fertilizer to the soil according to instructions. 

ADDITIONAL CARE

If you notice your plants are getting stretched out and leggy at any point, feel free to trim them back and they will branch out. Be sure to fertilize.

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Coleus Accent Kit

Vibrant outdoor foliage Coleus FlameThrower Chili Pepper features red and green variegated leaves. Perfect for both sunny and shaded areas on your porch or patio This Accent Kit is recommended for two 8–10" pots.
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