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Edinboro, PA(Zone 5a)

Where are the seeds in coleus? I know they are on the tall spikes that appear, but what do they look like? How would I take cuttings?

Powder Springs, GA(Zone 7b)

Seeds are tiny and are housed where the spent flowers were. You can cut a dried flower stalk and shake it on some paper to gather dried seed.

Cuttings are very easy. Just cut below a node, remove lower leaves, and insert cutting into a good potting mix. Water in and set aside in a semi-shady area and it will root within a week (or two).

Here is a coleus bloom for instance. Sorry no pictures of dried flowers or seeds.

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taipei, Taiwan

You may take a look at photos on this linkage( though it is written in Chinese.

Stockholm, Sweden

Thank you, Yubiker, even if this description is written in Chinese, it's quite understandable. Maybe one day I will try to make my own coleus seeds :)

This message was edited Sep 18, 2013 11:43 PM

Okeechobee, FL(Zone 10a)

Ah yes, but we must remember seeds do not come back true to the plant they come from. Best propagation is from cuttings.

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