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is a species
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of perennial plant
A perennial plant or simply perennial is a plant that lives for more than two years. The term is often used to differentiate a plant from shorter lived annuals and biennials. The term is sometimes misused by commercial gardeners or horticulturalists to describe only herbaceous perennials...
. Common names include Coleus
or Painted Nettle
The Coleus plant has very colorful foliage and is popular as a houseplant and in gardens. Its geographic origin is Southeast Asia and Malaysia. The plant has various names, including "Coleus blumei
The Coleus are very easy to propagate by cuttings, and they like partial shade, though can stand a bit of direct sunlight. They are not frost tolerant.