Coleus can be added to beds and borders or grown in containers. They need fertile, well-draining soil and typically perform best in areas with partial shade, though many can can also tolerate sun.
They need to be kept moist, especially newly planted coleus. Once they have been established into their growing area, watering can be less frequent. Although it’s not required, the plants can also be given a boost of half-strength liquid fertilizer during their active growth in spring and summer.
Coleus has some of the most stunningly colored foliage—in combinations of green, yellow, pink, red, maroon, etc. Coleus also have a wide variety of leaf sizes and overall shapes. This means that no matter what area you are looking to put coleus, you can find one that will be perfect.