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Indoor Gardening and Houseplants: Plant ID - Coleus?

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Queen Creek, AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 3, 2012
11:52 PM

Post #8994085

I had one of these plants but it died last year while I was on vacation. A misunderstanding on watering. It didn't get any for more than a week :( It was my favorite plant. I bought it at Wal-mart and saw them many times... until I needed a replacement. But I can't remember the name and the tag (which I always keep) is missing. I saw this it a picture in the Lowe's Creative Ideas. They only mention they like coleus for mini-gardens, but no specifics. I started searching the coleus in the plantfiles and realized I could spend hours going through them. Anyone know what it is? Sorry for the quality, phone shot of a magazine photo.

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Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

February 4, 2012
7:29 AM

Post #8994336

It's a Pilea not a coleus.


Bay City, MI
(Zone 6a)

February 4, 2012
10:09 AM

Post #8994435

Amfm - try Pilea involucrata.

Queen Creek, AZ
(Zone 8b)

February 9, 2012
11:16 PM

Post #9001318

Thanks. That does sound familiar. Now to go on a hunt for another.


Baltimore, MD
(Zone 7a)

October 28, 2012
4:54 AM

Post #9317702

Commonly called "Moon vValey Pilea"

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