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AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
Good morning :)
Can anyone tell me what this plant is please? bought from B&Q without a label, she let me have it for £4 as she didn't know what it was either but I suspect it should have cost quite a bit more!

Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....


  • punkdocpunkdoc Sheffield, Derbyshire border.Posts: 11,267
    Looks like a Coleus. A non hardy plant in UK.
    He calls her the chocolate girl
    Cause he thinks she melts when he touches her
    She knows she's the chocolate girl
    Cause she's broken up and swallowed
    And wrapped in bits of silver
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,596
    I agree. l think the name has changed to Pletranthus or Solenostemon. So much easier to pronounce - not !
  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    Is it an outdoor plant? will it die outside over winter?!
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,468
    It will die outside. Easy to propagate for next year.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,365
    Frost will kill it. Bring it indoors in the autumn and take lots of cuttings from it ... they strike easily in a jar of water ... pot them up and grow them on a windowsill over the winter, pinching the growing tips out to encourage lots of bushy growth, and you’ll have lots more ... they never look as good in their second year so throw the original away and use the replacements. 

    They also make much better bushier plants if you pinch the rather insignificant flowers out. 
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  • AlisonjayneAlisonjayne KnottingleyPosts: 103
    Thank you for your advice!
    Must stop buying more plants, repeat, must stop buying....
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