Many of us have posted our methods and successes in wintering over coleus cuttings:
Hydroponics, bottom heat, sun porch, lites, humidity and temp control, glasses of water, fighting bugs, etc
We have shared our results here and our pics of baby cuttings getting ready to plant out when temps are favorable.
The Victorians didn't just enjoy coleus in their knot gardens, etc, they enjoyed them in their homes by maintaining a plant for at least a year or more. Coleus are perennials! Coleus used to be thought of as houseplants that spent the summer outside.
So, what has happened? Is the only way to have the kind and amount we want for outside to do cuttings or buy them?
Surely places like Rosy Dawn and Bakers Acres and other small custom growers have mother plants they over winter as stock plants. How do they do it? Is the only choice to keep coleus in active growth in a green house controlled environment or take them to Florida for 6 months?
Come on, we have the urge to bring them all in every fall...so, why not? And more importantly, how.
So, please share your tips/attempts at keeping our beauties again as houseplants or mother plants.