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Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf


Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf (Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf)

I have many Bloodleaf plants all around the front yard. It's commonly grown as a sub-shrub (to 6ft/2m tall) filler plant in semi-shade here in San Diego, CA. Also, it's very fast growing. Photo taken Jan. 29, 2011.



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I do like these mine died over last winter :o((

3 Feb, 2011

 

Looks like its good for ground cover too, lovely colour and markings on the leaves.

3 Feb, 2011

 

Palmate:

Did you have it growing outside?

Iresine lindenii is a very tender plant native to the tropical rainforest of Columbia.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Sixpence:

It does grow well as taller ground cover.

4 Feb, 2011

 

Thank you Andy for that information.

4 Feb, 2011

 

You're welcome.

4 Feb, 2011

 

I did bring it in over winter but still died off whilst inside :o((

4 Feb, 2011

 

Palmate:

Sorry to hear about your Bloodleaf! :>(

That's strange. Did it get bugs? Did it get enough water?
It's a very thirsty plant...and needs a lot of water all year.

5 Feb, 2011

 

Ar that could be the problem i only watered it occasionally
so as not over water it...:o(((

5 Feb, 2011

 

Palmate:

Yes, this plant can...even in a pot tolerate a lot of water without rotting. It has quite a big root system also.

5 Feb, 2011



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