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A picture of a Herbst's Bloodleaf

Herbst's Bloodleaf

Iresine herbstii

Also known as

Beefsteak plant, Blood-leaf, Beef plant, Chicken gizard

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.6m

Max

1m

90cm

Min

60cm

Flowering

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Herbst's Bloodleaf Overview

This herbaceous perennial species has dramatic foliage coloured bright blood red, hence it is commonly referred to as bloodleaf. It can grow up to 1.5m in height and is cultivated as an ornamental species in the tropics for its attractive foliage.

Common problems with Herbst's Bloodleaf

How to propagate Herbst's Bloodleaf

Cuttings

Stem cuttings in spring.

Special features of Herbst's Bloodleaf

Attractive leaves