Iresine herbstii growing shrub of the genus Iresine also known as Bloodleaf or Herbst’s bloodleaf, Iresine herbstii perennial evergreen but also grow as annual in cold climate used mostly as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone: 10+ as perennial, 4+ as annual.
Leaves are edible, color of the leaves can be: purple, red, bordeaux, green.
Iresine herbstii flower
Flower color white inflorescence grows on stalk.
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Requirements for growing and care:
What is the best way to start growing:
Seedling / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties/Problems with growing:
Pests and diseases:
Summer / Autumn
How to prune:
Recommend to prune the flowers
Size of the plant:
0.5-1 m, 20-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing
Irrigation water management requirement:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does flowers bloom?
General information about the flower
White small flowers, inflorescence stalk
Thinning / Deadheading of the blossom:
Recommend to thinning
Pollination is done by:
When to trim the leaves?
All year in tropic in cold climate spring-autumn
How to trim the leaves?
Cut the stems or just leaves from the base
Information about leaves:
Oval, the leaves color can be: green, red, purple or pink
Uses of Name leaves:
Eaten raw, salad, stir fry, cooked