Roadside plant envy got me one day last fall. As I drove past a nearby subdivision entrance, I saw this lovely coleus mound growing in the island bed. I don’t normally do this (okay sometimes I do..), but I jumped out of the truck and quickly pinched off a stem from the plant. I headed home and placed in a cup of water on the kitchen windowsill. It rooted easily (as all coleuses do) and I later planted it in a small clay pot.
It barely grew all winter on the windowsill, but this spring I finally potted it up outside in a 12 inch pot. Within a month, the plant has exploded with new growth and larger leaves. It has vibrate red color and loves the sun! Patience sure paid off with this cutting.