Iresine Herbstii – Set of 10
Deeply water your plant when top inch of soil begins to dry
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Full Sun, Semi-Shade
Outdoors, Indoors near Sunlit Window, Balcony
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As a potted plant, it can grow up to 12 to 18 inches tall.
The Iresine Herbstii Aureoreticulata plant prefers a frost-free climate.
The Iresine Herbstii may produce small white flowers. The flowers are unremarkable and the plant is usually grown for its striking foliage
Your Iresine Herbstii will grow in full sun, semi-shade or shade. Although the brightest colors are generally obtained in stronger light.
The smaller plants tend to thrive in partial shade. But as they grow they can tolerate more light.
When indoors, place your plant near a bright or south-facing window.
The Herbstii plant thrives in warm environments with temperatures between 18℃ to 27℃. It cannot handle low temperatures below 13℃ or frost.
Your Iresine Herbstii requires its soil to be moist at all times. Deeply water your plant when the top inch of soil begins to dry.
Frequent watering especially in warm or hot weather is preferred
A 2 or 3-inch layer of organic mulch can help retain moisture in the soil.
When grown Outdoors, your Beefsteak plant prefers organically rich, well-draining soil. Although, it will tolerate most soil types.
When growing your plant Indoors, use a loamy, soil-based potting mixture.
Your Herbstii requires fertilizer every 2 to 3 weeks in the growing season. For it to flourish choose a liquid fertilizer that is high in nitrogen.
Your Herbstii is completely safe, non toxic and suitable for spaces with pets and children
Using 2 to 3 inch layers of Organic Mulch will prevent the moisture from evaporating.
Your Herbstii has a low tolerance for cold, dry air. Therefore, frequently mist and provide adequate heat during winter
Herbstii is not prone to serious insect or diseases, though it is susceptible to powdery mildew. Watch out for aphids and spider mites
Placing your Iresine Herbstii in insufficient light, may result in it getting leggy as it tends to stretch towards the available light
It is advisable to pinch off flower buds, as they can consume energy that would otherwise go toward growing dense foliage.
Brown leaf margins and Drooping leaves - This is due to inadequate moisture.
Iresine Herbstii or Iresine Pink, commonly known as Bloodleaf, Chicken Gizzard, or Beefsteak Plant is a Herbaceous Perennial native to Brazil. Their extraordinary foliage is a visual treat to those who find common green in houseplants a bit plain. Their beautiful bright red glossy leaves with red veins will be the first thing noticed by the guests in your home.