Approximately 150 species of this genus are distributed throughout the tropics.blumei is the principal parent species of numerous hybrids, which mainly differ in the colour of the . The extraordinary colour combinations can probably be matched only by the Crotons.
The more sun the plants have, the more intense the colours. Coleus may be grown frombut a more rapid method of is by . It is best to take these from non- . Older specimens are not attractive, so it is best to grow new plants each year.