Bloodleaf Plant (Iresine herbstii)
Description Benny Planter
Bloodleaf (Iresine herbstii) is a spectacular foliar specimen. iI is a tropical evergreen shrub, cultivated for its dark green foliage with bright, bright red stripes radiating outward from the central leaf vein, hence its name. In proper conditions, it will also produce whitish-green flowers.
It produces 4- to 7-inch (10 to 18 cm.) long, slender leaves tipped with a point. They are slightly serrated and have deep green veins with purple to silver on the entire surface of the leaf. The plant has a bushy habit and may get up to 4 feet (1 m.) tall in habitat.
You can put the plant outside in summer, but make sure you bring it back inside before cold weather threatens and you may be rewarded with slender spiky flowers.
Size (Can grow to)
Growing to 1 m (3.3 ft) tall and broad.
Semi-shaded place outdoor or a well-lit position indoors to avoid direct sunlight.
Medium - Keep soil moist and liquid fertiliser in spring and summer but do not let the plant stand in water or let the soil dry out.