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kantzklan
Edinboro, PA
(Zone 5a)

September 5, 2013
1:26 PM

Post #9651586

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?
hcmcdole
Powder Springs, GA
(Zone 7b)

September 5, 2013
2:31 PM

Post #9651667

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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Yubiker
taipei
Taiwan

September 6, 2013
4:17 AM

Post #9652127

You may take a look at photos on this linkage( http://forums.plant-seeds.idv.tw/showthread.php?t=117716&highlight=彩葉草) though it is written in Chinese.
alice_sunn
Stockholm
Sweden

September 17, 2013
3:07 AM

Post #9662049

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
sugarweed
Jacksonville & Okeec, FL
(Zone 9a)

September 6, 2014
6:24 PM

Post #9934557

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

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