Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Coleus, Flame Nettle, Painted Nettle
Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Twist and Twirl'

bookmark
Family: Lamiaceae (lay-mee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Solenostemon (sol-en-oh-STEM-on) (Info)
Species: scutellarioides (skew-tell-ar-ee-OH-ih-deez) (Info)
Cultivar: Twist and Twirl

Synonym:Coleus blumei
Synonym:Coleus scutellarioides

» View all varieties of Coleus

One vendor has this plant for sale.

7 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Annuals
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid Fall

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Herbaceous
Mottled

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Click thumbnail
to view:

By Marilynbeth
Thumbnail #1 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by Marilynbeth

By DebinSC
Thumbnail #2 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by DebinSC

By Brinda
Thumbnail #3 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by Brinda

By EROCTUSE2
Thumbnail #4 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by EROCTUSE2

By DaylilySLP
Thumbnail #5 of Solenostemon scutellarioides by DaylilySLP

Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JenDion On Mar 14, 2014, JenDion from Litchfield, NH (Zone 5b) wrote:

Fast growing. Very cool leaf patterning!

Positive sugarweed On Oct 9, 2007, sugarweed from Jacksonville & Okeechobee, FL (Zone 9a) wrote:

This Coleus has a most unusual growth pattern. It has very ruffled and toothed leaf that grows in clusters up and down it's main stem. It is multicolored and stout. I love it.
;)

Positive Marilynbeth On Aug 5, 2007, Marilynbeth from Hebron, KY wrote:

Love all the different colors together!

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Hebron, Kentucky
Summerville, South Carolina
Gainesboro, Tennessee



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

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

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America