Colourful Coleus from Cuttings

Although Sydney’s weather supports flowering  plants all year round, there are times of the year when colourful leaves take their turn to shine.  We had some wind and rain that battered the blooms overnight so when I went outside this morning, I found the colour of the Coleus warm and welcoming.



I have been propagating one for our charity sale.  It was a matter of potting cuttings or putting them in water and wait for the roots to grow, then pot them up.  Either way requires little care but they do take time to grow into a good size for market.


Day Old Cuttings


These are waiting to be potted up into 6 inch pots


This piece was rooted in water


Rampant in my garden

By the end of April they will be available for sale at the Huge Plant Sale to raise money for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.


About Mary Tang

An urban orchardist everyday, a volunteer regularly, a poet sometimes and a blogger since March 2015. I travel when I can. Food is a constant.
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4 Responses to Colourful Coleus from Cuttings

  1. taphian says:

    I love these wonderful leaves and their colors. I have seen some of these plants in Greece. You are so nice to sell a lot of flowers for the Breast Cancer Foundation. Hope you get a lot of money. Wish I could come, too:) Have a nice day, kind regards Mitza

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  2. Lovely plants, Mary.

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