Archive | June 25, 2009

It’s Simply Called Mayana

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Paint your garden with attractive and colorful leaves.  They come in bright colors of green, red, maroon, pink and sometimes with a combination of yellow.  The color of the leaves depends on the exposure to the sun, they are more intense in partial sun shade than in full sun.  I just took these pictures a few minutes ago, I just can’t resist the beauty of the flowers.

Known as coleus to other gardeners, this plant is so very easy to propagate. Just take a cutting with about two or three leaves and put it in water.  Allow it to grow roots before transplanting it in your garden. Voila! there is no rooting hormone needed.

Do you know that the coleus plant growing in your garden is medicinal too?  The leaves are used for bruises and sprains, for headache, mild bleeding of wounds and also for sinusitis.  Our local gardeners simply call it mayana.