Annual plant for pots, dishes, hanging baskets and bedding with striking leaves in vivid colors.
Eye-catching colour combinations as indoor plants.
A dramatic colour combination of richest velvet red edged in bright gold.
Beautifully shaped, uniform leaf formation, on dwarf compact plants.
This plant is frost sensitive and needs protection in cold areas over winter.
Sow anytime for indoor pot plants.
Genus - Solenostemon
Species - Scutellaroides
Variety - Rainbow Mixed
Common name - Flame nettle
Pre-Treatment - Not-required
Hardiness zones - 4 - 10
Height - 0,45 m
Spread - 0,30 m
Plant type - Annual flower
Exposure - Full sun, Partial shade
Growth rate - Medium
Soil PH - Acid, neutral
Soil type - Rich, well drained
Water requirements - Average
Landscape uses - Fabulous foliage for summer bedding or patio containers.
For use as indoor pot plants, sow indoors at any time of year. Pot seedlings on individually, to 15cm (6") pots and keep in a light, airy location.
For outdoor plants in summer, sow indoors from February to April 5mm deep in trays of compost.
Water well and place in a warm position. A temperature of +15-+20C is ideal. Keep moist.
Seedlings usually appear in 14-28 days.
Transplant seedlings, 5 cm apart, to other trays when large enough to handle (always hold by a leaf, never by the stem).
Grow on in cooler, but not cold conditions. Gradually accustom young plants to outside conditions (avoid frosts), before planting out into well-drained soil, May-June, 20 cm apart, when frosts are over.
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