The Plectranthus Scutellarioides, commonly known as Coleus and locally as Mayana, comes in many colours and varities. The Kong Rose Mayana add a beautiful touch of color indoor or outdoor with its velvety and jagged leaves. This plant naturally adjust to its growth space, if planted in a pot it will remain small but if planted to a larger pot or to a garden then it can grow up to 2 feet tall. With this capability, Mayanas are able to be grown and and trained into a tree.
- Plant height: 5 to 7 inches
- Pot diameter: 4 to 5 inches
Plectranthus Scutellarioides is considered native to Southeast Asia, New Guinea and Australia. It is a traditional folklore medicine that is mainly used as treatment for pain or swelling, cuts, and, as well as as an supplement for diarrhea and delayed menstruation .They became popular in Europe in the 1800s, reaching a peak in gardens during the Victorian era of the late nineteenth century. Carpet gardening was a popular method from using Coleus plants among Victorian gardeners. They would create an elaborate pattern out of various coleus colors.
This outdoor plant for sale in Manila thrives best under full sun to partial shade. Suggested exposure is during morning sun, in effect, this will give their leaves bright vivid colors! Watering schedule for this plant is daily, once to twice a day. Mayanas like their soil moist but not soggy, so make sure that excess water drains out of the pot when watering. When propagating this Mayana for sale in Manila, the easiest method is to use a stem cutting.
This outdoor plant can be propagated using soil or water. With a clean pair of scissors, cut at least 3 to 4 inches of stem from a matured plant and don’t forget to include nodes. Remove the leaves on the lower 2 inches part as you’ll be burying or submerging this end in your medium. Although optional, you can dip your cutting in rooting hormone before settling it into its medium.