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#133049 Sep 23rd, 2007 at 08:14 AM
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Hello:

I have had great success this summer with coleus in pots on our back porch. They are so lovely and lush that I am wondering if anyone has had success in bringing them indoors for the winter and being able to keep them for next spring.

Thank you in advance.

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Coleus make fabulous house plants and are very easily rooted for more plants. Bright light near windows and regular water. You can have a forest to replant next spring. I live in S. Cal now but my friend in NY used to keep them as house plants year round.
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Thanks a bunch Tina for your reply.

I just could not bear the thought of losing these pretty plants.
We live in Pa and have already had 1 night of frost, I dread the thought of winter and not being able to be outside looking at all my plants.

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Take cuttings right away. They root in water fairly easily.


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My sister loves coleus sooo much she has a room with florescent lights and she keeps them all year round indoors!

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As Tina said, you can take cuttings, but you can also bring the pots indoors if you have room. I planted many different coleus this summer - some in large pots, and I am going to try and bring them all indoors. If I can't find room, I will definitely be taking lots of cuttings!


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I bring mine in for the Winter, they do get get spindly and lose some leaves, but I just cut everything back in the spring at they bounce back.

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Yeah, I must agree that Coleus make a really nice plant. They are also one of the easiest to propagate, needing only a small jar of water. I think you will find great success with your plants. Good luck!


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