Iresine herbstii variegata - Variegated Blood Leaf PlantRegular price $16.00
The name Iresene is derived from the Greek word 'erios' meaning 'wooly', referring to it tiny trichome or "hair" covered flowers. Planted in a partly shaded area outside this plant will become a bushy shrub, as an indoor potted plant it is vibrantly coloured leafy bush.
Current Pot Size: 100mm
Synonyms: Beafsteak Plant, Bloodleaf, Chicken gizzard, Formosa bloodleaf.
Light: Full Shade - Category 3-4 (please see our blog on plant light requirements)
Soil: Well draining, moisture retaining - Soil type x (please see our blog on soil requirements)
Fertiliser: As directed on your fertiliser of choice. Fortnightly or monthly during the growing season (please see our blog on plant food)
Watering: Don't over water, whilst not letting the plant dry out completely. Let it dry to 80% before watering again.
Maintenance: Pinch new growth to maintain compact, bushy shape and promote new growth.