Plant Care Herbst's Bloodleaf

Herbst's Bloodleaf

4.2 out of 5 (12 experiences)

Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

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


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How to care for Herbst's Bloodleaf


How often to water your Herbst's Bloodleaf

Water needs for Herbst's Bloodleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

Herbst's Bloodleaf 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 Herbst's Bloodleaf

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Herbst's Bloodleaf in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Herbst's Bloodleaf: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Herbst's Bloodleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Herbst's Bloodleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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How to fertilize Herbst's Bloodleaf

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Herbst's Bloodleaf: 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 Herbst's Bloodleaf after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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Care Summary for Herbst's Bloodleaf

Herbst's Bloodleaf

Herbst's Bloodleaf

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

Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 9
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 5
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 3
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 2
Herbst's Bloodleaf has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Theblairbitchproject avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 69 XP
globe Superior, Colorado

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.

Pet friendly Pet friendly
Cheryl avatar
leaf-1 7 Plants
xp 122 XP
globe Fort Collins, Colorado

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 13 Plants
xp 381 XP
globe Willington, Connecticut

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 25 Plants
xp 823 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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