How to Prune Coleus
Can I cut back leggy coleus?
You can prune a Coleus to maintain a specific look or shape. Trimming back new growth will prevent the stems from growing long and encourage the plant to push out leaves in other areas. Pruning will maintain a bushy look and create dense foliage.
How do you prune overgrown coleus?
Why is my coleus getting leggy?
Should you trim coleus?
Around midsummer, coleus should be pruned regardless of whether it will be allowed to flower. If it's not maintained, it could overgrow and branches can snap from their weight.
Can you root coleus in water?
The easiest method is to root Coleus cuttings in water.
Just place the cuttings in a glass jar filled with water. Make sure at least 2 nodes are submerged in water. Place the jar in a bright place out of direct sun. 60 to 75 degree room temperature is ideal.
Can you propagate a coleus leaf?
Step 1: Take a coleus leaf cutting
Make the cut using pruners or scissors right above a leaf node, which is where the leaves come out of the sides of the stem (where you make the cut, the plant will produce two stems from where the old one was, making the plant bushier).
How do you root coleus cuttings?
Alternately, another method for how to root coleus cuttings is in water. After taking your cuttings, place them in a small glass of water and place this in bright indirect light. Change the water every other day. Once you see roots grow, you can transplant the coleus cuttings into soil.
How often should coleus be watered?
Coleus in containers may need watering twice a day during hot weather. Outdoor containers may require water twice a day. Indoor plants need water only when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch.