Coleus Canina Green 'Scardy Cat' Plug Plant

Coleus Canina Green 'Scardy Cat' Plug Plant

Price: £1.49

COLOUR: Grey/ green foliage

HEIGHT: Can grow up to 30cm

IDEAL FOR: Planting in patio containers or garden borders to deter cats!

PLANTING POSITION: Sun/ Partial shade

HARDINESS: Half-hardy Annual

SUPPLIED AS: Jumbo plug with a 3.5cm rootball

​DISPATCH: March - May

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The leaves of this coleus plant give off a smell that cats dislike, so it should deter them from the areas where it is planted. Stop cats from digging up your plants and defecating on your garden by planting Coleus Canina Green in patio containers or garden borders. Needs protection from frost over winter. Also known as 'Scardy Cat' and 'Pee Off'.

These plug plants will need potting on into a 9 or 10cm pot and growing on in a greenhouse.  They need to be kept at a minimum of 7 degrees celsius.  We recommend that you keep your plug plants quite dry in the early stages of growing to encourage root growth.  However it is very important not to let them dry out completely!  The compost should be kept moist, not waterlogged, but also not dry and dusty.  

Once the risk of frost has passed your  plants can go out in the garden.  Plant in full sun or partial shade.  Feed regularly with a good quality multipurpose feed.  Water regularly to prevent them from drying out.  Watering is best done in the morning or evening instead of when the sun is at its strongest, to prevent the leaves from being scorched.