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Bloodleaf

Also known as

Beef Plant and Beefsteak Plant

Taxonomy

Iresine herbstii
Iresine
Amaranthaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Bloodleaf

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 🚫.

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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:

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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