Plant Care Beefsteak


4.2 out of 5 (13 experiences)

Beefsteak has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Beefsteak has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Herbst's Bloodleaf, Herbst's Bloodleaf, Coracoa-Magoado, Chicken Gizzard, Joseph's Coat and Yellow Bloodleaf


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How to care for Beefsteak


How often to water your Beefsteak

Water needs for Beefsteak
0.5 cups
every 9

Beefsteak needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Beefsteak

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Herbst's Bloodleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Beefsteak: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Beefsteak love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Beefsteak does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Beefsteak in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Beefsteak

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Beefsteak: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Beefsteak after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Beefsteak



Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 1ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Beefsteak has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 10
Beefsteak has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Beefsteak has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Beefsteak has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Beefsteak has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Theblairbitchproject avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Superior, CO

Needs a bit more watering than expected; leaves and stems will wilt significantly. (Kept as indoor plant in fairy garden!)

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Michael avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 79 XP

Very hard to keep healthy and a challenge to do so.

Cheryl avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 122 XP
globe Fort Collins, CO

This plant has to have at least 6 hours of direct sun to keep it’s bright red leaves. Other then that it’s easy to care for.

Fast grower Fast grower
Emilyen avatar
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 413 XP
globe Willington, CT

it can get a little stringy but super easy to snip off parts and propagate in water with some direct sun and make it full again. I often forget to water it for well over a week, it looks dead, and then with a heavy watering, you can watch it rise back to life.

Fast grower Fast grower
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor
Cjsplanties avatar
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 841 XP

This plant is never happy. It’s leaves are always browning and it cannot choose if it was more or less sun. Overall hard to manage. Doesn’t ‘die’ just browns really easily.

Browns easily Browns easily

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