Can anyone identify this pretty houseplant please.

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  1. Odif

    Odif Young Pine

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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    Coleus I believe.
     
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    Odif Young Pine

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    Thank you, and I think the spelling is coleus.
     
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    Thanks mate.
     



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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    One of the many gorgeous Coleus available now. They do really well outside in shade during the summer too.
     
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    Jerry Sullivan Garden Experimenter Plants Contributor

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    An excellent way to brighten a shady corner or as a hanging basket.

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    purpleinopp Young Pine Plants Contributor

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    Gorgeous! Many Coleus are bred to be in the sun all day. They are usually labeled regarding exposure preference, even if they don't have a cultivar name. Assuming one of these will keep its' dramatic coloring in mostly shade (or inside) will lead to disappointment. There are thousands of named cultivars.
     
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    Keep nipping the ends like you have and you will have a lush dense plant...
     
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    Sjoerd Mighty Oak

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    I just wanted to say Odif---if you want to propagate these it is dead easy. just break off a branch and place it in a jar or some sort of container with tap, creek or rainwater and they will root in no time. Plant it and you have a new plant. It is that easy.
     
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    Coleus - they're gorgeous and sometimes the leaves seem to change colour depending on how much light they get (not full sun mind you)
     
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    Coleus is one of my favorite patio plants for the summer!

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    Personally though, I have never successfully migrated it indoors, though I've managed to propagate it outside in the shade during the warm months (Zone 7) by rooting it in water and then replanting. It just won't make it year round no matter what I do, which is sad because it's SO gorgeous!
     
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    toni Mistress of Garden Junque Staff Member Moderator Plants Contributor

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    I have had sun coleus in my garden for many years.
     
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