They look just like the first photo you showed in rhis pest category. Spider Mites. Does anyone know if the ammonia sparay could be hurting the coleus or if the coffee grounds that I've been sprinkling around the hostas is not to their liking? I make my own spray. Set plants out after all danger of frost is past. Aphids are another problem when it comes to the coleus plant. Tonight I found a cacophony, or larvae on my basil. thanks! :)) i think i'll try the hot pepper spray. What should you do if you discover mealybugs on your houseplants? And thank you to emmarene for pointing out that the Adirondack chairs would be too low for the firepit- that is absolutely right and something we hadn't considered! As for slugs, In dry weather you'll see the shiny slim they leave behind. Mealybugs are not very fussy about which plants they eat. Coleus can easily be started from seed indoors about 10 weeks before the last frost date in your region. When you plant your coleus, water them until the soil is saturated. Houzz Call: Please Show Us Your Summer Garden! I just started this procedure last night and all was undisturbed this morning, but don't know that I want to go to that much trouble every night. :-/ Hoping DD is enjoying her job in Atlanta. Clyde says. Other Common Names: Coleous, makandi, Indian coleus, false boldo. But a few years back had bores kill some of my Coleus. Chipmunks or squirrels probably. any ideas, thoughts, revelations or "DON'T DO THAT, GARDEN NEWBIE!" My thoughts weren't impaired or dumb at all, like they are with weed. Might repel them. Right now I am covering them at night with the cloth used for frost protection, putting a roll of wire behind each basket and bells attached. Coleus is a plant that has been used since ancient times to treat heart disorders such as high blood pressure and chest pain (), as well as respiratory disorders such as asthma.Forskolin is a chemical found in the roots of the coleus plant.. Could it be squirrels? Slugs LOVE when I put coleus in the gardens! Do you have any clever ideas for upcycling a small piano soundboard? I'm so glad you are feeling well enough to keep working in yard and redoing the room. We've had so much heavy rain here, it washes away. But no matter what the critter's heritage, its current diet consists solely of plant material that you probably aren't interested in sharing. Outdoor curb appeal and furniture advice wanted! Myself, I wouldn't use ammonia. How to Water and Fertilize Coleus. Yes put low saucers near your coleus and put beer in them. Many options are available but for some real excitement I choose bug wars. Everything going through my mind was of perfect clarity, although the experiences I was going through colored it quite strongly. what do you think it is? Was going along great until something decided to chomp them down to the stems. JMHO, I think it could be too harsh on the leaves. I have turtles and I thought it was them so me and hubby so we put a fence around them to keep the turtles out. I brought these bags of large leaf coleus and elephant ears at Costco that were to thrive in sun or shade, because I live in an area that is considered to be very dry. but it is set on the ground with a fitted saucer under. Coleus seems to be safe in doses of 500 mg or less. It won’t grow larger than the container it’s in, but if moved to a bigger container, it will fill it out, reaching as high as 2 feet tall. I've never heard of using ammonia and water on plants. It can cause diarrhea, loose stools, and other side effects. Besides hail, cutworms could also be the culprits; their signature is chewing the soft parts of the leaves and avoiding the veins.Slugs will munch anywhere on the leaves, right through the veins. Slugs will also go for fruit that is touching the ground, especially melons and strawberries. Coleus contains an essential oil toxic to cats and dogs, which can cause skin irritations and burns if not diagnosed and treated right away. Dr. Oz doesn't know it but he’s responsible for a lot of the emails I get. I use an old spray bottle like Windex. not even the hostas. Do coleus mind a bit of acidity? And remember, coleus does well in shade or in partial sun. Whatever you call it, it stinks. What do I do with it? It was fun yet a little sad when we went through everything. Someone also suggested possums. Would it help if I brought it upon the porch? Have missed you. 14 Pineapple Tastic Projects Perfect For Tropical Fun. Good Luck Jimmy * * * * Meet Clyde my Male Sugar Glider. I’ve seen some unfamiliar looking bugs nestled into my dahlia flowers. I use about a jar of dried hot peppers, soak them in a gallon of water for a day, then strain it. DO slugs EAT coleus, too? Some of the new coleus out now are gorgeous! Bernice, lift up the pot to see if there are earwigs hiding under it. Coleus branches break easily. I've sprinkled garlic powder around and under pots. I really appreciate all of the comments! Like all coleus, Coleus canina is a member of the mint family, which means plants have square stems and leaves are arranged in … When I have those problems, I use a hot pepper spray. How can I repair cracks in my bedroom ceiling with some kind of paint? We have a gopher problem, thinking its that. Love it! How do I turn a coffee table into a bench? Coleus is easy to grow and comes in a couple different leaf shapes and many colors. By snails off of coleus plants and take them up into a tree anything leaves. 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