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Saturday, August 22, 2009

Colorful leaves, ati-ati.

Kakdah has a knack for flowers and colorful leaves. So ati-ati coleus blumei seems to be one of her favorites. The plant is so easy to propagate, cut a section with a couple of nodes and just insert into the soil. It will grow in no time ....

Five of these are growing on the flower bed and another two in pots. Their flowers are quite nice and pleasing.


buds

buds


multicolored leaves
and the blue flowers as background

12 comments:

  1. Multicolored leaves looks nice. It's name ati-ati sounds funny...Happy weekend! Kaija

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  2. They look like coleous which we grow as a green house plant and have mutlicoloured leaves.

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  3. This ati-ati aka variegated coleus? also looks like vegetables. Maybe I am hungry now, so the brain sending wrong signals.

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  4. Lovely pictures of such a simple plant!

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  5. I didn't know that the coleus blumei has flowers. I always like its multi-coloured leaves and attracted to the beautiful patterns formed on the leaves.

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  6. KAIJA, JOANNE, BELLE, GALLOPING GARDENER AND jc.
    Not many plants come with multicolored leaves. Ati-ati or coleus is one. A very simple plant, requires no special care, but it produce nice little blue flowers attached to a long stalk...
    Thanks and have a great day!
    ~bangchik

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  7. Bangchik, I'll admit to pinching out the blooms of my coleus since i love them solely for the foliage. Rooting is easy as is training them into a standard...give that a try for a cool little tree.

    Btw, thought of you guys when I came across fresh lychees in NYC recently...

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  8. LYNN... nice of you to think of us in NYC. I did pinch the blooms earlier on. Then I missed for a couple of weeks. So I just let coleus have a go at real blooming.. and let the flower lovers hover around, sniffing and sniffing......

    Your blog new look, yea.. not bad!
    Cheers,
    ~bangchik

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  9. RAINNIE. Thanks, and same to you. ~bangchik

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  10. Nice photos. Coleus add lots of color to the gaden & they're easy to grow. I'm new here - you have a nice blog!

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  11. Welcome, and Thanks ALAN... coleus is very friendly and easy to grow. No doubt about it....
    ~bangchik

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