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Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Series'/Kong Coleus

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Series' / Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Series'
Several plant in the Kong Series
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Several plant in the Kong Series

A popular selection of the Kong Series

Two selections with different leaf coloration in the Kong Series

An outstanding leaf coloration in another of the Kong Series of coleus

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Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kong Series'
Common Name: Kong Coleus
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Leaves of some selections of Kong coleus are large enough to cover ones face. They will not take full sun, but will thrive in light or filtered shade and in shade. In addition to the green in the leaves, they are available with red, rose-red, scarlet and a moasic color. May live over where there are no forst, but are at their best during their first year of growth. Even then, they should be cut back when they become tall and gangly as they will produce nice new growth. Pinch off the flower shoots as soon as you see them, as they are not grown for these. They are susceptible to mealy bud and aphids.