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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Blooming Iresine herbstii
 Iresine sp.
Family: Amaranthaceae
Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf
Origin: Brasil
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunShadeSemi-shadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliageEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.

Evergreen shrub, up to 3 feet tall. Abundant water when actively growing, moderate the rest of the time. "Blood Leaf" bright purplish-red "Beet" or "Beefsteak" oval puckered leaves, with notched tips, on red-maroon stems forming dense bushes. Traditional window-sill plant, the Achyranthes verschaffeltii of elaborate Victorian bedding design. Iresine Herbstii Acuminata or "Painted Bloodleaf". Sharply pointed blood red leaves with carmine and liver-lilac veins and stems; an old favorite still much in demand. I.H. Aureo-Reticulata - "Chicken Gizzard Plant". Bright yellow-veined apple-green rounded lvs, with odd notched tips, accented by red-magenta petioles and stems. Old fashioned puckered foliage again popular among indoor lightgardeners. See Iresine page


 Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine herbstii

Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii formosa
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine herbstii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Blooming Iresine herbstii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Blooming Iresine herbstii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii formosa
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine herbstii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii formosa
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine lindenii formosa
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine herbstii x lindenii Variegated Confetti
Iresine sp., Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard, Blood Leaf

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Iresine herbstii x lindenii Variegated Confetti


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Very ornamental triocolor variegated foliage, nice indoor plant or ground cover, takes both full sun or shade.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
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Iresine herbstii x lindenii Variegated Confetti

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New variety, awesome tricolor variegated hybrid! A great plant in either Sun or shade. The variegated pink, green and white colored leaves compliment other plants. It needs to be pinched back often to keep from getting leggy. Tough, hardy and colorful, these showy plants with their brilliant leaves and soft stems can be a great addition to a planting. Brightest colors are generally obtained in stronger light. It makes a wonderful houseplant and a cute present.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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Iresine lindenii - Blood Leaf

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Evergreen small perennial, up to 3 feet tall. Bright mauve, old fashioned puckered foliage popular among indoor gardeners. Great accent plant in warm climate gardens. Tolerates shade and can be grown as a perfect house plant.
RECOMMENDED FERTILIZERS:
Tropical Greenhouse Plus - Plant Booster
Tropical Allure - Smart-Release Booster
This item is certified for shipping to California.
California certification

Most of our plants are certified for shipping to California, however, certain plants are not certified. Please do not order not-certified plants to California addresses. These plants may be added to CA certification in the future; please contact us for more information.



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