Solenostemon 'Olympic Torch'


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Key information

Plant type

Tender perennial


Dramatic foliage


Half hardy

Skill level


Solenostemon 'Olympic Torch'

Plant details

Solenostemons are grown for their colourful foliage, and are frequently grown as house plants, or as annual bedding outdoors. The foliage is often variegated or with distinct markings, in striking colours. The flowers are insignificant and are typical of those in the mint family. Solenostemon 'Olympic Torch' produces red leaves with green margins.

Family: Lamiaceae

Genus: Solenostemon

Cultivar: Olympic Torch

Plant type: Tender perennial

Foliage colour: Golden variegation

Feature: Dramatic foliage

Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Half hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 40cm

Spread: 40cm

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I have a lovely coleus, but it has a large mauve flower at the top,
do I cut it off or let it grown on ??

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