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Sep 3, 2021 3:23 PM CST
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Hi everyone, when I bought this plant it was so tiny that you could hold it in the palm of the hand. One year on, it keeps growing taller and taller and doesn't stop. I am trying to find out what species it is, and how could I best care for it. Would it be possible to cut the top and replant it on the same pot as the main one? The plant is quite full at the top, and only has very small leaves at the bottom. Thanks in advance for your help.
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Sep 3, 2021 4:23 PM CST
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Is it this same plant?
The thread "Should I Cut Her?" in Houseplants forum

I remain in support of the Iresine ID.
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Sep 4, 2021 12:36 AM CST
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purpleinopp said:Is it this same plant?
The thread "Should I Cut Her?" in Houseplants forum

I remain in support of the Iresine ID.


Thanks! It's the same plant but growing much taller now it won't almost fit my flat anymore. Would you know whether I can propagate her by pruning out the top branches and planting them on the same pot directly? Or would I need to first dunk the cut shoots in water until they form the roots and then replant them? Thank you.
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Sep 4, 2021 2:32 AM CST
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Hi claudio.giambrone
I am so sorry that you had to seek a second opinion from another forum.
Gardeners World is based in UK and has many knowledgeable people there to help.

Quote answer. given...."It is Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata...common name Beefsteak plant.
Normally a shrub that grows in warm tropical places.

https://www.google.com/search?...
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Silversurfer said:

Quote answer. given...."It is Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata...common name Beefsteak plant....."


Apparently the currently accepted name for that plant is Iresine diffusa f. herbstii 'Aureoreticulata':

https://www.catalogueoflife.or...

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Sep 10, 2021 6:58 AM CST
London
Silversurfer said:Hi claudio.giambrone
I am so sorry that you had to seek a second opinion from another forum.
Gardeners World is based in UK and has many knowledgeable people there to help.

Quote answer. given...."It is Iresine herbstii aureoreticulata...common name Beefsteak plant.
Normally a shrub that grows in warm tropical places.

https://www.google.com/search?...


Oh don't be! I got my answer eventually, so thank you so very much for your kind assistance. Both great forums!
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