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#77512 Jun 27th, 2007 at 09:57 AM
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Okay, I know it's not a peppermint plant. When I saw this plant, somehow it reminded me of peppermints and I had to have it. I knew what it was but did not know it was a Kong!

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Kong Coleus. I hadn't heard of them until now. I absolutely love it!

Want to get a discussion rolling on Kong Coleus? Anyone have any? The card states shade. I've had it three days and it already is flowering. Of course I pinched back, want to enjoy the four shades of Kong Coleus. Card also states the spread may be up to 10 inches per leaf! Wow! shock

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Wow it is even prettier then the pictures in my magazine showed. It's absolutely gorgeous. It's the first year I've seen these.


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floweringchild #77661 Jun 27th, 2007 at 01:18 PM
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I am new here. I have one that has red in the middle and green on the outer leaves. I have a picture of mine but I do not know how to post a picture here yet. I have bought mine 2 months ago and intend it to go inside my new home. I have had to transplant it three times already.

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floweringchild #77794 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:19 PM
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Here's the pic for my Kong Coleus


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CarlaH0318 #77795 Jun 27th, 2007 at 07:24 PM
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I didn't know that they came in 4 different shades. I had that one for 2 months, transplanted 3 times and getting ready to transplant again to a much bigger pot. I intend to bring this in during winter. I also have a Pink Chaos Coleus. I keep mine in the shade but it does get the morning sun until 12 noon. I don't have much shade where I am at temporarily. My house burnt back in January 11, 2007 and I am going to move back in August when the new house arrives. This plant is my thepary right now, lol!!


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CarlaH0318 #78428 Jun 28th, 2007 at 04:50 PM
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WOW!!! What a gorgeous plant, my little one don't come close to these two.


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Rosepetal #79218 Jun 29th, 2007 at 06:03 PM
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Thank you! I would love to have the color of the orginial poster's that is a gorgeous one too!!


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CarlaH0318 #79220 Jun 29th, 2007 at 06:06 PM
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Mine is being "ate up" with aphids. My grandmother told me to put some Dawn dishwashing in some water and spray the plant all over good. My grandmother has some great plants. She tells me that my mother passed her green thumb to me!


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CarlaH0318 #79279 Jun 29th, 2007 at 07:43 PM
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Those are very pretty. I didn't realize they could get so BIG! Niiice! thumbup

floweringchild #80005 Jun 30th, 2007 at 04:49 PM
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Rosepetal, thanks!

Penny in ontario, thanks, let us know if/when you get one. We'd love to see it.

CarlaH0318,
Sounds like your Kong is doing great since you had to transplant 3 times. I hope I have the same luck with mine. Thanks for showing yours. Nice pic! Show us your Pink Chaos Coleus. Thanks for sharing your dawn/water combo tips. Did it work on those asphids?

Thanks, pinkhorse.

Others with Kong Coleus info they may want to share with us? Pics, info, etc. etc. are more than welcome. flwr

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I haven't seen any more aphids since spraying the plant with a DAWN/water mixture. Here is a picture of my pink chaos coleus.

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floweringchild #86256 Jul 9th, 2007 at 03:53 PM
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Very cool CarlaH0138. Thanks for showing us!
Glad the Dawn mixture worked. I'll keep that in mind!

Others with Kong coleus pics, tips, etc. they may want to share with us?

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All your coleus age great......i had one but it up an died on me.. After I brought it in for the winter........But it was a huge bugger.

Thanks for showing off.


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