Photo by Melody

Coleus: Seeds

Communities > Forums > Coleus
Forum: ColeusReplies: 4, Views: 59
Add to Bookmarks
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?
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.

Thumbnail by hcmcdole
Click the image for an enlarged view.


September 6, 2013
4:17 AM

Post #9652127

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

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
Okeechobee, FL
(Zone 10a)

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.

You cannot post until you register, login and subscribe.

Other Coleus Threads you might be interested in:

SubjectThread StarterRepliesLast Post
OFA Containers goodoldbake 61 Jul 17, 2010 5:21 AM
Tree- shaped coleus Tomtom 67 Mar 23, 2011 8:41 AM
New project georgiagarden3 26 Apr 3, 2007 8:06 AM
Coleus to.. Eclipse 44 Feb 15, 2009 1:10 PM
1200 Step coleus addiction Program sugarweed 180 Mar 11, 2008 1:11 PM

Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Cookie Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2015 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.

Hope for America