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Sunday, October 25, 2009

Shade of Coleus ~ green

This coleus looks different from the one posted here , Coleus having combs. I am not too sure if they are of different variety. Could the sunlight has anything to do with this? The one with pronounced reddish edge in the earlier post are more exposed to sunlight. This particular coleus, not hidden much , but I observe that it does less sunbathing!... I guess the heavier green patch is a way to maximise photosynthesis....






Such a behaviour ......


Happy gardening
~bangchik and kakdah
Putrajaya Malaysia

15 comments:

  1. yes, your guess also looks true to me :)

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  2. Yes, I've notised the same thing on them here. So I think you're right about that / gittan

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  3. Coleus have such grand color selections. Now with the sun tolerant varieties makes it really nice to have some in the garden.

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  4. Your coleus look healthy! I did not know they were called "combs". Learn something new on your blog everytime I visit. Thanks

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  5. It's in the details and these photos are vividly detailed and creatively expressed.

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  6. Yes, shade/sun can really change the look of the same coleus. There are sooo many different varieties and I find new favorites every year. This is a pretty one, Bangchik!

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  7. Such pretty coleus pictures! I need to grow more of them next year.

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  8. I like the combs in your coleus very much. I have never seen such coleus, maybe something to do with your green thumb?

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  9. Very pretty Coleus. This is one of my favourite plants. Because our winters are so long, I try to grow these indoors as well, but they grow as nicely as they do outdoors.

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  10. Your certainly have your green thumbs.

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  11. HORTIST, GITTAN, JANET, ROSEY, POETIC, LYNN, K&V, BELLE, WATER ROOTS, RAINNIE,

    Thanks everyone for your encouraging remarks. Coleus as any other plants, leaves get greener when they are in shady area... just to compensate for the lack of sunlight, to boost up the process of making food.

    Have a nice day
    ~bangchik

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  12. Yes so many different shapes and colours. I must try growing them again.

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  13. I love coleus - such pretty foliage. I've had the same experience with coleus - same varieties look different depending on how much sun. I had this variety that you have a couple of years ago, tried to save some cuttings but they didn't root.

    The last three years, I've tried to take cuttings of them to grow inside. So many people say how easy it is to start coleus from cuttings in water, but it never works for me. I tried again, and failed this year. :( Next year I'll try starting the cuttings in soil with rooting hormone. I have more success with other plants that way, and hope I can save some coleus. I took a couple of cuttings that weren't dead yet out of the water and put them in soil with rooting hormone. I hope they make it.

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  14. some coleus are easy to grow and some are hard. I wonder whether this one is easy or difficult? I remember that those sold in nursery have a short lifespan - that is after they mature, no matter how many times you take the cuttings they don't seemed to survive or thrive. I guess yours is the hardy type.
    Check out my blog on coleus label to see my experiences with them.

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  15. JOANNE, GARDEN GIRL and JAMES

    Coleus has been nice to me so far. Propagation through cuttings has been successful. Kakdah tried putting them in pots and direct into the soil. Both proved successful..

    Somehow plants are most beautiful for a period of time. When the earlier leaves start to turn yellow and fall off, the plants soon loose the bushiness.... becoming lanky and leggy....

    Cheers
    ~bangchik

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