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Pink Chaos Coleus

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  • Light Requirement is Full Shade to Partial Shade
  • Height 6-18 Inches
  • Width 10-16 Inches
  • Use as a filler when using in containers
  • Unique fiery pink dragon’s tongue pattern!

Neon lights are so bright! Move over Las Vegas lights and say hello to Pink Chaos Coleus. Also known as Solenostemon scutellarioides, this coleus has a diverse and unique color palette. Pink Chaos Coleus displays a fiery pink dragon’s tongue pattern outlined in green, red, and white hues all over its leaves. This particular coleus forms a dense, upright habit reaching 6 to 18 inches in height and grows 10 to 16 inches in spread. Expect foliage interest all Spring and Summer outdoors and it works great as a houseplant the rest of the seasons.

This coleus is a unique beauty. It is native to the tropical climate of Malaysia, so it thrives in hot conditions. It is admired for its vibrant foliage that is especially unappetizing to deer. Coleus is a mint family relative and similarly has notable vigor and tenacity that is quite remarkable. Plant this gem as a thriller in combination containers or use numerous plants to illuminate a shady garden landscape.

Pink Chaos Coleus Care

Versatile and vigorous, this coleus prefers part sun to full shade conditions. The more sun the less vibrant the leaf color becomes. It is not picky, requiring well-draining soil and it has average watering needs. Trim this plant back and cut back flower spikes to promote more foliage. Apply fertilizer or compost annually to garden beds and apply a regular fertilizing regime for container plants.

Coleus is a tender perennial in zones 10 to 11, but for more of the temperate zones, coleus is an annual. If left outside to overwinter, frost would be detrimental to this plant. To overcome this concern, overwinter Coleus as an indoor houseplant and enjoy it all Winter long.

Pink Chaos Coleus Spacing

Give Coleus ample room and space to grow. We recommend a 12 inch or larger pot when growing this plant in a container. Give this plant at least 8 to 12 inches of space when planting in any landscape site or container for best results.

Pink Chaos Coleus Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 10-11
Flower Color(s): Grown for Foliage
Foliage Color(s) Green, Pink, Red
Foliage Description: Multicolored
Light Exposure: Full Shade to Partial Shade
Height Class: Short
Height: 6-18 Inches
Spread: 10-16 Inches
Spacing: 8-12 Inches
Habit: Mounded
Watering: Average
Drought Tolerant: No
Attracts: Birds, Hummingbirds
Resists: Deer
Container Role: Filler
Use Types: Container, Houseplant, Landscape
Features: Foliage Interest, Deadheading Not Necessary, Pollinator Attractor
Maintenance: Easy
Scientific Name: Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Pink Chaos'
Common Name: Pink Chaos Coleus
Other Name(s):
Plant Type: Annual
Brand: Proven Selections

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 Know As:
   4.5" Container

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

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:

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

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

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

#1 Pot

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

#2 Pot

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

#3 Pot

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

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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.

For more information, please go to our Shipping & Returns page at the bottom of the website.

Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

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

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

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 - Pink Chaos Coleus Show Reviews

  • 1
    Plants were extremely small, dry and damaged. I...

    Posted by Angelia Jackson on May 12, 2022

    Plants were extremely small, dry and damaged. I just threw them in the trash. I could have bought these at a Home Depot or Lowes and they would have looked much better. Very disappointed.

  • 2
    Plant arrived half dead. Probably will survive...

    Posted by Arthur Ersner on May 08, 2021

    Plant arrived half dead. Probably will survive but wonder if it will be a healthy thriving plant ever.