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Iresine lindenii - Blood Leaf Plants

Iresine lindenii - Blood Leaf Plants (Iresine lindenii - Blood Leaf Plants)

I took out some of my many blood leaf plants which have been in the ground since 2009. They have been taking over parts of the front yard. Photo taken March 4, 2014.

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5 Mar, 2014


Thanks! They're more spectacular when the sun shines on the leaves, at sunset.

6 Mar, 2014


Delonix, we are walking by this plant everyday and I was wondering about its name. Blood Leaf Plant is perfect name for it. You are right when the sun shines on the leaves it is spectacular. I have several pictures of it but it never looks as good in pictures as in real life.

6 Mar, 2014


Yes, it is a spectacular little shrub. It lives around 7 years and then I replace them with cuttings which are so easy to start.

6 Mar, 2014


I do like these but cant get them to over winter here :o((

7 Mar, 2014



Yes, Iresine is a tender, tropical plant. It cannot tolerate freezing temps.

7 Mar, 2014


Ours do not overwinter, OH takes cuttings and keeps them in the porch....

8 Mar, 2014



I know they're so easy to start from cuttings. I sometimes put them in water or even stick them directly into the ground.

10 Mar, 2014


I have even tried to keep them indoors from before the first frost's but they tend to die about Jan/Feb time

11 Mar, 2014



11 Mar, 2014



They need quite a bit of light when grown indoors. Outdoors they usually like semi-shade (especially here in inland San Diego).

15 Mar, 2014


I can imagine.......

16 Mar, 2014


They especially need semi-shade when the temp reaches 92ºF (33ºC), like it did here in San Diego today.

17 Mar, 2014


Wow, yesterday it was warm like early summer, tonight it is so cold the heating is going back on!!

17 Mar, 2014


That's crazy! I've only had to use the furnace a couple of times this it's been so warm to hot all winter long.

Today the temps have cooled down quite a's only 80ºF (27ºC), which quite a difference from the last 3 or 4 days.

17 Mar, 2014

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