Iresine Bloodleaf - Iresine Herbstii

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Native to Brazil, Bloodleaf or Beefsteak plant is known for its stunning ornamental foliage Bloodleaf will provide a spectacular show of foliage colour throughout the season. Leaf colour varies from a dark purple to beet red with magenta veins.


They can be used as an excellent accent or border plant and look their best in light shade. Can also be used as a potted plant in temperate areas and a border plant in subtropical and tropical areas.

Common Name: Bloodleaf, Beefsteak Plant Botanical Name: Iresine herbstii Plant size: 10 - 15cm Pot size: 50mm Max growth: Grows to about 1 - 1.5m high and 1m wide Maintenance: As a houseplant, it needs a soil-based potting mix and bright indoor light with morning sun, but some protection from direct afternoon summer sun. Planting: Keep soils consistently moist in the growing season


Climate Zone

  • Arid
  • Subtropical
  • Temperate
  • Tropical

Flowers

  • Non Flowering

Garden Style

  • Tropical Garden

Growth Rate

  • Fast

Hedging

  • Border Hedge
  • Formal Hedge
  • Low Hedge

Plant Spacing

  • 20 - 30cm

Plant Type

  • Evergreen
  • Foliage Plants

Position

  • Semi Shade

Uses

  • Container Plants
  • Mass planting
  • Retaining walls


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