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ColorBlaze® Strawberry 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
  • Can be grown outdoors or as a houseplant!

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides) are very adaptable and will grow in sun or shade or anything in between. The leaves are green with red venation. They have a burst of red and yellow in their center. ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus can be grown as houseplants or outside.

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus are heat tolerant. The brightness of the colors on the foliage is affected by how much sun the plant gets. In the shade, the foliage is not as bright and may get a green tenge. ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus work well in the landscape or in containers by themselves or in mixed containers. Because this plant trails outside its container, it is considered a spiller.

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Care

Indoors, ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus needs a warm, bright location with a high humidity. If your house is dry, you can put pebbles in a saucer and place the plant on top of that. Add water until the saucer is full but just below the top of the pebbles. This water will cause the humidity to go up around the plant. Refill the saucer before it dries out.

Outdoors, ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus prefers moist, well-drained soil. Work in lots of organic matter before you plant Coleus in the landscape or in a container. In a container, water regularly and use a water-soluble fertilizer every few times you water to keep the foliage bright. ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus grows in any light, from shade to full sun. The flowers for this plant are inconspicuous. Pinch them off as soon as you see them to keep the plant looking its best.

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus is native to Southeast Asia and Malaysia. There, it is a tender evergreen perennial. ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus are very sensitive to frost. They will die at first frost. If you want to overwinter your plants, bring them in before first frost or their foliage will be damaged. In the spring, harden off your plants before moving them back outside and make sure they are not planted until after the last frost.

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Spacing

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus is a medium plant, with a height of 14-20 inches and a spread of 18-24 inches. It should be spaced 12-18 inches away from another plant, so they have room to spread out.

ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink, White, Yellow
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 CE5' USPP 15,827, Can 2,087
Common Name: ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Winners

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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)

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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

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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.

2 Reviews - ColorBlaze® Strawberry Drop Coleus Show Reviews

  • 5
    Plant shipped is nothing like plant advertised. ...

    Posted by marta benito on Jun 25th 2021

    Perhaps the color will change

  • 5

    Posted by Customer on Jun 1st 2021

    The plants are healthy and in a couple of days they were blooming! I love you guys! Thank you!