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I want to bring my large coleous plant inside the house. How hard will it be to maintain. I’ve read it is possible...just not sure!!!

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  • Linda kelley Linda kelley on Oct 12, 2018

    Do not overwater and let them have some good indirect light. Keep them away from drafts. Whether it is from your furnace or heater or A/C

  • Heje Heje on Oct 12, 2018

    My mother grew Coleus in the house while I was a child. I never knew they grew outside until I started landscaping my own yards.Keep the in shadier areas in the house and they will do fine.

  • JIM HICKS JIM HICKS on Oct 13, 2018

    i take 3 - 4 inch cuttings and they root in glass of water on kitchen table. from there the

    preferred choice of colours get potted up as house plants and go out in the garden in spring.

  • Mode Cable Mode Cable on Oct 13, 2018

    They are WONDERFUL for inside! They will keep in dirt fine. But clippings in water forever! Cleaning water over a few months. Your answer: you most certainly can bring them in, they do like a non direct sunlight area, but for winter, it should be just fine in the window if not real drafty.

  • JIM HICKS JIM HICKS on Oct 14, 2018

    impatients have wintered well inside for me. my garden ones were a double bloom variety, like a wee rose. the cuttings rooted well in water before being

    potted up. i [ bachelor] have a table in my south facing living room and place

    pots on a winter boot tray for easy clean up with vacuum.

  • Jana Miller Jana Miller on Oct 14, 2018

    Both my coleus and impatients are four or five years old. They are easy to over winter. Don’t over water, keep in a warm draft free place with indirect light. If your bathroom has a window and room that is a fantastic place for them. Begonias are also easy. I always cut my plants back before bringing them in. Good luck.

  • Em Em on Jun 27, 2021

    Should not be a problem with enough light.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Sep 09, 2021

    Hello. I’ve done this last year and noted that several leaves might drop as plant adjusts to different lighting lighting and humidity, but it can be done.

    Such glorious leaf colors and varieties it’s a shame not to try to overwinter!

    Best wishes!