Excellent for use as a ground cover, coleus plants will inject colour into the darker, drabber corners of the garden and will also do well indoors.  They require fertile, well-drained soil and new plants, in particular, will benefit from a little extra watering. When planting, space your coleus uniformly and pinch back to promote new growth (pinching back the main stem at around 15cm will result in a much bushier plant).  At maturity you can expect a 30cm spread, so this should be accounted for when contemplating planting.  

Indulge your plants with a liquid all-purpose fertiliser feed once a month and although very low on maintenance, these beauties will need to be watered regularly.