Plant Care Bloodleaf

Bloodleaf

About Bloodleaf

Bloodleaf is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in long-lasting, direct light ☀️ and should be less than 1 foot from a window.

Bloodleaf likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

Bloodleaf belongs to the Iresine genus, and is native to Northern Peru.

Taxonomy

Iresine herbstii
Iresine
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

Also known as

Beef Plant, Beefsteak Plant and Iresine herbstii.

How to care for Bloodleaf

Water

How often to water your Bloodleaf

Water needs for Bloodleaf
0.5 cups
every 9

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 Bloodleaf

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 Bloodleaf in your home

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

Bloodleaf love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

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

Bloodleaf does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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

Nutrients

How to fertilize Bloodleaf

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

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Bloodleaf is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Care Summary for Bloodleaf

Bloodleaf

Bloodleaf


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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