Coleus plants are known for their colorful, variegated leaves and can be excellent additions to an indoor or outdoor garden. They may come in yellows, greens, reds, and some even come in pinks or purples. They require attention to maintain a bushy, attractive appearance but grow easily in the right conditions.
Propagate coleus plants from softwood cuttings a few inches long. These may be placed in average to good soil and watered regularly to root new plants.
Keep plants evenly moist. A mister or spray bottle may be used to help maintain humidity in periods of extreme heat.
Apply all-purpose fertilizer during the growing season to help plants gain their full potential.
Prune the plants in any season by pinching the new stems and leaves. This helps plants grow new stems and bushier, more compact growth.
Stake the stems if they begin to seem weak.