Tuesday, July 15, 2014

My GIANT Coleus

We thought we would share some more pics of MY GIANT coleus plant. Mom loves how velvety these look and they have always been one her favorite plants.

Now Mom actually grew these from seed and they were just those seeds you can pick up in the dollar store for 5 packets for a dollar and she was kind of surprised they actually even grew :).

She just put a whole packet in a pot and apart from water she hasn't done anything else to them - no fancy potting soil or fertilizer, just water and sunshine.

You can see how big the leaves are against Mom hand. The deep red one is by far the biggest but even the other colors are still a good size. Mom is going to let them 'run to seed' to see if she can grow some more next year and will be happy to share them if anyone wants to try growing them.




31 comments:

  1. We think your mum is very clever growing those beautifuls leaves/plants from seed. We agree - the plant is awesome!

    Tail Wuggles, Rubie xxx

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  2. Crikey Reilly .... that sounds like a disease, mate!! Wanna look at my giant coleus?????
    Mum reckons they grow like weeds here. Very pretty weeds, I might add. She's never grown them from seed. She just takes a bit of a cutting and sticks it in the ground and it grows. Like a weed.

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  3. They are gorgeous! I had no idea they could get so big.

    I've never had much luck growing anything from seed. Maybe next summer, I'll give it a shot.

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  4. Wow guys they look like great big velvety soft puppy ears :) and so healthy...funny the dearest things I have planted and carefully tended have turned their toes up (including a lemon tree!!! what's with that) yet the 2 dollar wattles have gone berserk...the goldmines really ruined or land...so I have coleus envy! hugs Fozziemum xx

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  5. Wow what a beautiful plant and how impressive that your mom actually grew these from the seed!

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  6. OMP - they are beautiful!! I love those plants. So vivid and BIG. XOXO - Bacon

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  7. Wow! They are so beautiful! I didn't know they can get so big; I've seen some over here but the leaves are much smaller.
    That's a very nice picture of you, Reilly!

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  8. Wow - the colors are really pretty!

    Monty and Harlow

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  9. We love coleus also.... so many pretty colors. YOURS are HUGE though. Well done.

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  10. HOW did you know that these are my mom's favorite flower -plant there is in the whole world and she nevers ever knew you could grow them from seeds. This Saturday she is going to the greenhouse cos everything is 75% off and she always stocks up on all the colors for the shade part of our yard....how beautiful your plant is.
    stella rose

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  11. Is momma talking to that thing or is it miracle grow
    Lily & Edward

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  12. such a giant plant came just from seeds? I love this plants butt by know we had not much luck with them. If we buy a small one it's gone within some weeks. Seems my mom has the black thumb :o(

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  13. Wow what pretty leaves. Never seen any thing that large before.
    Your mom must have several green thumbs.
    Bentley

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  14. Those are awesome! Our mom loves Coleus but do we have any? Of course not! That's probably because she's crazy!

    Sam and Pippen

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  15. Wow - your mom has a green thumb!

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  16. Holy Pug! that is a huge plant and very pretty
    hugs
    Mr Bailey, Hazel & Greta

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  17. We sure never knew that a coleus leaf could ever grow this big. They're so beautiful!

    Love ya lots♥
    Mitch and Molly

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  18. Wow, that is amazing. Don't think I have ever seen one that big. You have green fingers!
    Dip and Elliot x

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  19. oh my! Your Mom has the magic touch! Those are GORGEOUS!

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  20. No nurturing....that's our kind of plant!

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  21. How come we didn't see Mom's green thumb on her hand, bcuz we know she's got one fur sure! Those are some mighty BIG plants.

    Hugs,
    Lily Belle & Muffin

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  22. Wow - impressive!

    I'm always on the lookout for plants that don't flower. I don't like to give the bees a reason to hang out in my yard. And these are pet-safe?

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  23. Hey, them things are awesome, we have some of those, bout the only thing or Mom hasn't done in, they are one tough plant.

    The Mad Pirate Scots

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  24. OMD! That coleus is HUGE!!! Our Mom is trying to save some struggling hydrangeas. We think She should give it up. Maybe your Mom could give her some tips on keeping plants alive BOL

    Waggies,
    Braeden and Seth

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  25. Your Mama has quite the green thumb!! What beautiful plants!!
    Smileys!
    Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

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  26. I can't believe those grew from SEEDS! They look better than any we've seen on Pinterest!!!
    oxox
    Daisy

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  27. This is the first summer that I haven't planted them. I cheat and but the small plants at the nursery. It's very impressive to grow them from seeds!

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  28. What a green thumb your mom has, those are beautiful! Love Dolly

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  29. That is a monster plant! Looks great!

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