Coleus Ornamental Plant

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Coleus is a genus of perennial plants in the family Lamiaceae, native to tropical regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific Islands. The plants are valued for their colorful foliage, which ranges from green to purple, red, pink, yellow, and orange.

The most commonly grown species, Coleus blumei, is also known as painted nettle or poor man's croton. It is a popular ornamental plant for gardens and indoor use due to its striking foliage. Other species of Coleus are also cultivated for their attractive foliage.

Coleus plants are typically grown from stem cuttings or seeds and require moist, well-drained soil and partial shade to full sun, depending on the species. They are relatively easy to care for and are often grown as annuals in colder climates. Some species are also used in traditional medicine for various ailments.

used in traditional medicine to treat a range of ailments, including digestive disorders, high blood pressure, and skin conditions. However, further research is needed to confirm their effectiveness.

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