Coleus scutellarioides, commonly known as Coleus or Painted Nettle, is a tropical evergreen perennial that has been a popular foliage plant since Victorian times. It has been diligently hybridized over the years into immeasurable number of leaf colour combinations and forms.
Cultivar 'Wicked Witch' has an intense deep purple-black leaves, with green-coloured stems.
Light: Place the plant in a well-ventilated area whereby it can receive around 6 hours of bright but indirect sunlight daily.
Water: Once or twice a day, water the plants thoroughly till excess water drains out of the pot.
Temperature: Plant tolerates temperature between 16-28°C.
Fertilizer: To boost plant's overall health, feed it with a diluted concentration of water-soluble, balanced fertilizer that contains equal amount of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium (e.g. N-P-K: 15-15-15) once every two weeks. Otherwise, a slow-release fertilizer (e.g. Osmocote) can be incorporated into the potting media, and to be replenished after about 2-3 months. Do follow the recommended dosage indicated on the fertilizer’s application instructions.
*Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual product may vary due to plant colour and size.