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.
Also known as
Beef Plant, Beefsteak Plant and Iresine herbstii.
How to care for Bloodleaf
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.
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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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.