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Iresine herbstii – Plant

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Product Contains

Sr No. Item name
1 Iresine herbstii plant
2 Round Plastic Pot (Black)

230.00 320.00

Estimated delivery date 2022/01/29
1,226.00 for 3 item(s)


Iresine herbstii is a relatively uncommon plant, but one that’s gorgeous in any garden or as a houseplant. In all, there are about 30 species of Iresine plants in the genus, all of them native to South America, especially Brazil. They range from small to medium-sized shrubs, and most are perennial. The flowers on these plants are unremarkable, consisting of small greenish or white flowers on small stems, but instead, they are commonly grown for their striking foliage.

Aside from their interesting foliage, these plants are notable for the range of their common names. Besides blood leaf, they are known as the chicken gizzard plant, the beefsteak plant, and other descriptive names. They are more common in the Southern Hemisphere, which makes them novelties in the northern hemisphere.

Plant Specification

Common Name
Bloodleaf, chicken gizzard, beefsteak plant
Maximum Reachable Height
12 to 18 inches
Flower Colour
Bloom Time
Flowers not showy
Difficulty Level Easy to grow.

Caring of Iresine herbstii


  • Keep the plant in direct bright light for better growth of the plant.


  • The soil should be well drained and fertile rich in organic content.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Water when top soil (1-2 inches) feels dry to touch.
  • Water thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • During the main growing season feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture easily.


  • When a plant outgrows in current pot, re-pot with fresh potting soil and some fertilizer.
  • Do the re-potting late evening and keep the plant in shady area for 2 to 3 days and then move the plant in its suitable climatic condition.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and dispose them away from the planting area.
  • Spray Neem, Eucalyptus or Citrus oil for any insect/pest attack, as a primary treatment.


  • Easily grows in AC rooms but away from AC vents.
  • Do not over-water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.

Iresine herbstii Special Feature

Attractive foliage.

Iresine herbstii Uses

Ornamental Use:

  • Best for growing in pots.

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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  1. Apoorva Shrivastav (verified owner)

    Great healthy plant

    Apoorva Shrivastav