|Botanical name||Plectranthus scutellarioides|
|Sun exposure||Partial shade, full shade|
|Soil pH||Neutral to acidic|
Coleus thrive in cool, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Consistent moisture is good, but soggy conditions cause root disease. Watering should complement available sun. Some modern coleus varieties handle full sun, but most still flourish with at least dappled shade and direct sun limited to morning hours.