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Iresine lindenii - Plant

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Iresine rhizomatosa, commonly called woodland amaranth or Juda’s bush, is a dioecious rhizomatous perennial herb of the Amaranth family that typically grows to 2-4’ tall. It is native to low woods, floodplain forests, wet woodlands,

Common name: bloodleaf
Color: White
Bloom time: August to October
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
Bloodleaf (Iresine herbstii) is also called chicken-gizzard, beefsteak plant, or Formosa bloodleaf. Iresine bloodleaf plants are native to Brazil where they thrive in warm temperatures and bright sunlight. In their native environment, the plants reach heights of up to 5 feet with a spread of 3 feet,

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 50-59 degrees F

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Whether you are growing bloodleaf as a houseplant or bringing it indoors for winter, pot it up in a loamy, soil-based potting mixture.
  • Place the plant near a bright, preferably south-facing window.
  • If it becomes leggy, then it probably isn’t getting enough light.


Special Feature:
Moist shady areas of the landscape. Native plant gardens. Woodland gardens.
Use
Culinary use:
  • leaves

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose


Note:
No serious insect or disease problems.

Reference:
http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?taxonid=275666&isprofile=0& http://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/foliage/bloodleaf/bloodleaf-plant-care.htm

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