It is a strong, sturdy plant that grows rapidly up to 50 cm in height. Extremely large leaves and a unique pattern.
Sowing: March-May for seedlings. As soon as the plants have grown so that the pattern becomes visible, the best ones are transplanted, keeping the distance between the plants 30-50 cm.
Care: prefers open, sunny places with non-acidic soil. To get a lush bush, pinch the growing shoots of a young plant, do this several times. Loves light, but should not be planted in direct sun exposure during the hottest part of the day. The plant needs abundant watering and periodic feeding in the spring-summer period with complex mineral fertilizer.
Eng.: Coleus, Flame nettle, menthol plant. Suom.: Kirjopeipit. Sven.: Palettblad. Bot. syn.: Plectranthus scutellarioides (L.), Calchas acuminatus (Benth.), Calchas atropurpureus, Calchas crispipilus, Calchas scutellarioides, Coleus acuminatus, Coleus atropurpureus, Coleus blancoi Benth., Coleus crispipilus (Merr.), Coleus formosanus Hayata, Coleus gaudichaudii Briq., Coleus gibbsiae S.Moore, Coleus grandifolius Benth.