General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Plant Height: 2 to 5 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Evergreen
Other: Red stems bearing pinkish-purple leaves
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Other: Greenish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Bloodleaf
  • Beefsteak Plant
  • Chicken Gizzard
  • Coracao-Magoado
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Iresine diffusa f. herbstii
  • Synonym: Iresine herbstii

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