Fitch Avenue Coleus

The Fifth Avenue Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides) is a striking and vibrant ornamental plant known for its colorful foliage and unique patterns. This tropical perennial, belonging to the Plectranthus genus, features large, serrated leaves with a mix of brilliant shades, including deep purples, greens, pinks, and reds. The foliage often showcases intricate patterns and contrasts, adding a dynamic and eye-catching appeal to gardens, containers, or indoor spaces. Easy to grow and maintain, the Fifth Avenue Coleus thrives in well-draining soil, appreciates bright, indirect light, and can be a versatile addition to landscapes or as an accent plant in various settings.


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Pot Size


Approx Height (incl pot)


Common Name

Fitch Avenue Coleus

Latin Name (Plants only)

Plectranthus scutellarioides


Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry. Coleus plants appreciate consistent moisture


Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce or stop fertilizing in the fall and winter.


Coleus can adapt to normal household humidity levels, but it appreciates higher humidity. If your environment is dry, consider increasing humidity with a humidifier or placing the pot on a tray filled with water and pebbles.

Light Requirements

Coleus generally prefers bright, indirect light. Some varieties can tolerate partial shade, while others may appreciate a bit more sunlight. Avoid harsh, direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves.

Toxic to Cats/Dogs/Children

This plant is toxic if consumed


Coleus prefers temperatures between 60°F to 75°F (15°C to 24°C). It's sensitive to cold temperatures, so protect it from drafts and chilly conditions.

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