Coleus, or Plectranthus scutellarioides, is a versatile and stunning tropical plant that boasts vibrant foliage in a range of colors, from pink and purple to red, yellow, and bright green. This herbaceous plant, native to Southeast Asia, can grow up to 3 feet (1m) tall and wide and is commonly grown for its foliage.
Coleus plants have square-shaped and semi-succulent stems, with leaves ranging from 1 to 6 inches (2.5-15 cm) long. These leaves come in many different shapes and sizes depending on the cultivar. Although seasonal bloomers, they can produce small white or bluish flowers at any time of the year. Interestingly, the flowers are believed to draw energy from the colorful leaves.