Large Blood Leaf Plant (Iresine Herbstii, Chicken-Gizzard, Beefsteak Plant)
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Introducing the Iresine, commonly called the Blood Leaf Plant, a captivating botanical marvel that injects a dramatic and vibrant touch to any indoor or outdoor space. This particular plant is in high demand due to its mesmerizing foliage and vivid colouration, making it a cherished choice among plant aficionados and collectors. We are selling large established plants, perfect for cuttings or growing on.
The Blood Leaf Plant, scientifically known as Iresine, showcases heart-shaped leaves drenched in deep burgundy to crimson red tones, reminiscent of the rich hues found in flowing blood! These leaves are further adorned with veins of lighter shades, forging a captivating contrast that genuinely captures the eye. Each leaf is a testament to the artistry of nature, entrancing all who encounter its intense beauty. As the plant matures, it takes on a bushy and compact growth pattern, filling its surroundings with an explosion of colour that consistently leaves a lasting impression.
Originating from the tropical realms of Central and South America, the Blood Leaf Plant thrives in warm and humid climates, making it exceptionally suitable for indoor cultivation across diverse environments. Its adaptability and resilience in various conditions render it an ideal choice for both experienced plant enthusiasts and those new to gardening.
One of the most intriguing aspects of the Blood Leaf Plant is its remarkable suitability for propagation. This means you can effortlessly propagate new plants from cuttings, expanding your collection and sharing the joy of this striking beauty with friends and family.
Caring for the Blood Leaf Plant is relatively straightforward, given the right conditions. Here are some essential care tips to ensure its well-being:
Blood Leaf Plant Light Requirements: Provide the Blood Leaf Plant with bright, indirect light to maintain its intense colouration. While it thrives in good light, shield it from prolonged exposure to direct sunlight, as this may lead to leaf burn.
Blood Leaf Plant Temperature and Humidity: The Blood Leaf Plant flourishes in average room temperatures ranging from 18°C to 24°C (65°F to 75°F) and requires higher humidity levels to emulate its tropical habitat. Regular misting or the placement of a humidity tray nearby can create a suitable environment for this captivating beauty.
Blood Leaf Plant Watering: Maintain consistently moist soil, but prevent waterlogging, which can cause root rot. Monitor the moisture levels in the soil and water the plant when the top inch feels slightly dry.
Blood Leaf Plant Soil and Potting: Choose well-draining potting soil to prevent soggy roots. A blend of peat moss, perlite, and orchid bark promotes healthy growth and facilitates easy propagation.
Blood Leaf Plant Fertilizing: Feed the Blood Leaf Plant with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer every two to four weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). This will encourage vibrant foliage and lush growth, creating optimal conditions for propagation.
Styling-wise, the Blood Leaf Plant is a focal point in any indoor or outdoor setting. Its intense colouration and bushy growth make it a perfect choice for adding drama and flair to your plant collection or garden. Moreover, its ease of propagation empowers you to expand your plant family and share the beauty of this captivating species with others.
Plant Size: The Blood Leaf Plant boasts dimensions of approximately 12cm in width and 20cm in height, making it a small-sized plant. However, it is a remarkably fast grower!
Our plants are meticulously packaged and supplied in plastic nursery pots, ensuring their safety during transportation and allowing you to select a decorative pot that complements your style. Immerse yourself in the allure of the Blood Leaf Plant and discover the captivating world of vibrant colours and striking foliage.
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