Coleus blumei Rainbow Mix is a cultivar of the species Coleus blumei, which is native to southeast Asia. Rainbow Mix is a popular garden plant and is grown for its attractive and colorful foliage.
Rainbow Mix typically grows to a height of 30-60 cm and has broad, ovate leaves that are 5-15 cm long. The leaves are usually variegated with a range of colors, including green, yellow, pink, red, and purple, with various patterns and shapes. The plant produces small, blue or purple flowers that are not particularly showy and are usually removed to encourage more leaf growth.
Rainbow Mix is a popular ornamental plant and is often used in containers, borders, and other garden plantings. It prefers partial shade and well-drained soil and is relatively easy to grow from seed or cuttings. The plant is also used in traditional medicine for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.
In addition to its ornamental and medicinal value, Rainbow Mix has ecological value as a source of nectar for pollinators, including bees and butterflies. It is also considered to have cultural significance in some regions, where it is used in religious ceremonies and other cultural events.
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Scientific Name: Coleus Blumei
Common Name: Rainbow Mix
Plant Type: Tender Perennial
Native Range: India, Java and tropical regions of Asia
Full Growth Height: 20 inches
Width in Across: 8-12 inches
Zone: 2 to 10
Exposure: Partial Sun, Full Shade
Blooming Season: Fall, Summer
Pollinator: Beneficial insects and Pollinators
Attracts: Butterflies, Bees
Flower Color: Green, Pink, Red, White
Tolerate: Deer, Poor Soil
Water Requirement: Moderate
Soil Type: Well-drained, Sand, Loam, Moist
Garden Uses: Borders, Containers, Indoor Gardens