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ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus

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  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Full Sun
  • Height 14-20 Inches
  • Width 18-24 Inches
  • Use as a spiller when using in containers
  • Prized for its beautiful foliage!

For non-stop color with its spectacular, showy foliage choose ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus for your containers or beds. Each lobed, rounded leaf is green with a deep crimson center and crimson veins. The fast-growing plant has a size of 14-20 inches with a trailing habit. This coleus has won several awards for its top performance. Prized for its beautiful foliage, it is one of the easiest plants to grow.

The plant is heat tolerant with no pest or disease issues. Many gardeners will be happy to know that it is deer resistant. Use this tropical beauty as a spiller that adds drama to a hanging basket or container. It grows beautifully in combination pots or in your landscape. Place it in full sun or use it to brighten a shady spot.

ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Care

For a midsummer growth boost, fertilize in June, July, and August with an all-purpose, soluble fertilizer, avoiding one for flowering plants. Deadheading is not needed, but you may want to pinch out tips to encourage bushiness. Cut off spikes in late summer to promote new growth and extend the life of the coleus. Water the plant thoroughly at planting and do not allow it to dry out, watering when the top inch feels dry. It must have good drainage, therefore, plant it in humus-rich, moist, well-drained soil. ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus thrives in a wide range of light locations from full sun to full shade.

Overwinter this coleus indoors as a houseplant. Before the first frost, cut back a healthy plant, check for insects, then locate it in a bright area in your home. It likes humidity, so place it on a tray filled with pebbles that are covered in water. Do not overwater. In the spring, fertilize and trim it back before slowly introducing it to the outdoors.

ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Spacing

In a 12-inch container try planting two Chocolate Drop coleus with two sedum mexicanum for a dramatic effect. Or place two impatiens, two sedum mexicanum, and one Chocolate Drop coleus in a hanging basket. In the landscape, plant the coleus close together as bedding plants.

ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Black Green
Foliage Description: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun
Height Class: Medium
Height: 14-20 Inches
Spread: 18-24 Inches
Spacing: 12-18 Inches
Habit: Trailing
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Resists: Deer
Container Role: Spiller
Use Types: Combinations, Container, Houseplant, Landscape
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Kakegawa CE2' USPP 15,371, Can 2,085
Common Name: ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location

Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.

1 Review - ColorBlaze® Chocolate Drop Coleus Show Reviews

  • 5
    wonderful plant!

    Posted by Emily Carter on Jan 6th 2022

    They seemed happy when I planted a bigger pot. They are pretty and they spread nicely as well. I bought a bunch of them as I love the leaves. I would recommend this to any coleus lover!