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Coleus FlameThrower™ Chipotle

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  • The stunning colors and patterns thrive in full sun and shade.
  • Versatile, premium varieties are very late to never-flowering.
  • Low-maintenance, high-impact plants are perfect for large pot programs and landscaping.
  • Compact-to-medium coleus features bold foliage colors ideal for small pots and mixed containers.
  • Its uniquely colored and shaped leaves add texture in the garden and containers.

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General Information

Height: 12-18" (30-46cm)
Spread: 16-18" (41-46cm)
Exposure: Shade, Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 4-6
Pinch: No
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 2-3
Comments: Avoid stretch. Transplant on time. A B-Nine spray (1,500-2,000 ppm) 10-12 days after stick can help to reduce stem elongation.

Finishing

Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 4,000-10,000
Temperature Day: 74-85°F (23-29°C)
Temperature Night: 59-70°F (15-21°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 0-2
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed. Sumagic(S) 5-10 ppm or a B-Nine 2,500-3,500 ppm and Cycocel 1,000-1,500 tank mix(S) can be used to maintain habit as needed.
Pests: Thrips, aphids, whitefly
Diseases: Root rot
Comments: Scout plants regularly for whitefly. Avoid crowding at all stages.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts: 1 ppp, 5-7 weeks
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 6-8 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-4 ppp, 8-11 weeks