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Colorblaze® El Brighto Coleus

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  • Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
  • Mature Height 2 - 3 Feet
  • Mature Spread 2 - 3 Feet
  • Growing Zones 10 - 11
  • Use As A Thriller In Containers

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.

ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10 - 11
Plant Type: Annuals
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Full Sun (Can Grow In Most Sunlight Conditions)
Mature Height: 2 - 3 Feet
Mature Spread: 2 - 3 Feet
Spacing: 18 - 36 Inches
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period: Grown for Foliage
Foliage Type: Herbaceous, Variegated
Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: Heat
Attracts: N/A
Container Role: Thriller
Uses: Containers, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens
Features: Deadheading Not Necessary, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand: Proven Winners
Common Name: ColorBlaze® El Brighto Coleus
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Plectranthus scutellarioides
SKU:
COLEBP

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Known As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Known As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Known As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Known As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addicts always guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy & healthy. However, plant(s) are being shipped through the mail & sometimes 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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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty, whether you're a new gardener or an expert. There are many variables outside of anyone's control that can cause a plant to die. Hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, diseases & pests are all good examples of what can cause plants to die. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all of the unknowns and will replace your plant if something were to happen to it.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant(s). We will cover 100% of the price of the plant, but the warranty does not cover shipping costs. SImply let us know if your plant has died within 1 year of receiving it and we will get you a new one shipped out as soon as possible (depending on the time of the year and availability). We may ask for photos for documentation purposes, but we try to make the process as easy as possible.

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Plant Shipping

Below are some factors we consider when determining when to ship the plants depending on the timing of the order.

Winter to Early Spring

We ship only when it's warm enough to plant in your growing zone.
Sometimes plants aren't completely ready to sell and ship in early spring. We will wait until the plants are ready before shipping so you don't get a subpar product.
For Southern plants we will be able to ship much earlier than plants coming from our northern nursery.

Summer

If there is extreme heat we may delay shipping for a week or several weeks.
We review what areas the plants are traveling through as well as your location.

Fall into Winter

We’ll ship plants out all the way up to the end of the fall planting season!

Winter

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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