PlantsIresine→Bloodleaf (Iresine diffusa f. herbstii)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Iresine diffusa f. herbstii Accepted
Iresine herbstii Synonym

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
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
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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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Monster plant by Siciliancactus Sep 10, 2021 6:58 AM 5
Should I Cut Her? by Siciliancactus Jun 28, 2021 7:30 AM 7
Should I repot? by Siciliancactus Apr 7, 2021 5:28 PM 5
Does anyone what this plant is called? by Jsld Feb 21, 2021 6:54 PM 13
Beautiful hot pink leaves by martham92 Jul 7, 2018 4:16 PM 4
alternanthera? by piksihk May 26, 2018 3:20 PM 2
Plant name by LadyC101 Apr 27, 2018 4:17 PM 3
Looking for a plant I had years ago - I don't know the name by Diane324 Apr 6, 2018 5:51 PM 4
Iresine diffusa Aureo-reticulata by carolem Dec 1, 2017 4:36 PM 3
Fittonia shriveling/dropping leaves by maxvinyl Dec 10, 2020 5:03 PM 4

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