The ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus is all about foliage. This variegated stunner has broad, oblong leaves with toothed edges that come to a point. The foliage boasts purple and red centers with yellow along the edges. Coleus or Plectranthus scutellarioides bloom in the spring and summer, but the flowers tend to be rather plain, especially when compared to the brilliant foliage, so most gardeners remove them. Coleus is a large, colorful, and easy-to-maintain plant that makes a statement when added to a garden bed or container.
Coleus provides year-round color and does very well when grown in containers, landscapes, or mass plantings. Due to the unique and brightly colored foliage, this plant is commonly used as a focal point in plantings or containers. The ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus hails from Southeast Asia and is heat-tolerant. The plant grows as a perennial in USDA zones 10 and 11 and is used as an annual in other areas.
ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus Plant Care
Water and sun are crucial to plants, and the Coleus is no exception. This plant can handle sun to shade. Increased light will draw out the variegation and make the foliage visually pop, but the Coleus can also brighten up a shady spot. Thoroughly saturate the soil when watering to get the roots nice and wet, but only water when the soil is dry. Coleus is prone to root rot, so too much water can be damaging. Select a well-draining soil with a pH of 6.0 to 7.0. Feed the plant using a balanced fertilizer once a month for plants in the ground and every other week for potted plants.
Many gardeners believe Coleus foliage looks its best right before the plant blooms, so you can maintain the striking variegation of the foliage by pinching away the flower buds as they emerge. The ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus can easily overwinter indoors when grown in cold climates. Bring the plant inside before the temperatures drop, place it in a spot that receives bright light and has high humidity.
ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus Plant Spacing
The ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus is a large plant that can grow up to 40 inches tall and be 18 to 36 inches wide. Space this Coleus 18 to 36 inches apart from other plants when grown in the ground. Usually, one plant per pot is best when growing Coleus in a container.
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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.
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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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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
Time of Order:
- 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.