Chocolate Drop Coleus has lobed, rounded green leaves with a deep crimson center and veins. This award-winning plant is heat tolerant, attracts birds and hummingbirds and resists deer. It also is adaptable as a houseplant.
Coleus is the traditional name for a genus of popular landscape plants that have now been reassigned to the genera Plectranthus and Solenostemon. Coleus is a tropical perennial plant that is normally grown as an annual. One of the few plants grown almost entirely for its foliage, coleus is actually easier to grow in containers than in the ground, since it thrives in the loose texture of good potting soil. There are about 60 species of coleus, all native to Malaysia and other parts of Asia. Chocolate Drop Solenostemon has lobed, rounded green leaves that have a deep crimson center and crimson venation. The trailing habit of Chocolate Drop makes it a sweet filler for your combinations planters, window boxes and hanging baskets. The beauty of Coleus is in the brightly colored foliage that is easy to maintain in almost any soil conditions.