Coleus from seed

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    I started a bunch of coleus from seed and most of it has sprouted (even the seeds that feel between pods! Those seeds are tiny! ) since this is a shade loving plant, how much light should I be giving them right now? I have grow lights but I would think they need less than other plants.
     
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    I grow seedlings from seeds every year. My seedlings grow under a phyto lamp, sometimes on the northeast window.In any case, they are growing successfully. Even if the seedlings now get a little stretched, then you can add the soil around the stem. They will have lateral roots and will look good.
     
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    Thanks, I was just concerned I was giving then them too much light. I have morning glory, pansies, tomato, peppers, onion, cilantro and cantaloupe all going and all looking good so far.
     
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    Koleus prefers warmth and bright sun, but in hot weather, the koleus must be protected from the midday sun.
    Several hours of sun (without fanaticism!) during the day will be necessary for them in the summer, for bright leaves. But this is in our climate. We do not have many very hot days.
     
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    Hmm, most say they love shade?
     
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    We have in the summer 25 -30 Celsius (77 -86 Fahrenheit). My koleus grow in direct sun almost all day.

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    In the shadow.

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    On the sunny window.

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    In our climate, on the sun is definitely better.
    If the temperature is higher, it is possible that the leaves may burn out. [​IMG]
     
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    Yours looks great! I love this stuff! I'm hoping to use it to fill in some shady spots with color so I guess we will see what happens.
     
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    Hi, just remember to snip the flowers off to help prolong the plants life.
     
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    I grow the seedlings under the most light i can give it. (wizard mix) different colors will pop and appear different colors in shade vs full sun. Shade seems to make the colors more vibrant and the ones in full sun wash out a little but also grow better.
     
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