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Germination of

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Black Dragon'

Black Dragon Coleus, Dragon's Breath, Dark Knight.

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Black Dragon'

Solenostemon scutellarioides 'Black Dragon', commonly known as Black Dragon Coleus, can be germinated indoors 8-10 weeks prior to the last frost. Start by sowing the seeds in a well-draining soil mix and cover them lightly with soil. Keep the soil moist and the temperature between 70-75�F. Once the seedlings have developed their second set of true leaves, transplant them into individual containers. Continue to keep the soil moist and the temperature between 60-70�F. After the last frost, transplant the seedlings outdoors into a partially shaded location.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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