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botanical name:
Solenostemon 'Crimson Velvet'
Solenostemon 'Crimson Velvet' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Flame Nettle
synonyms:  Coleus 'Crimson Velvet'
family:  Lamiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.50m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: red
flower colour:
main season: Summer
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 10°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
Tender perennial, sometimes grown as an annual. Nettle-like, toothed, brownish-red leaves with brighter red markings and pink veining. Popular variety.

Moist, well-drained, humus rich, fertile soil in part shade or sun if kept watered. Needs consistently warm conditions.

By softwood cuttings

Indoor foliage plant or outside summer bedding.

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