Beefsteak Plant – Iresine herbstii

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Common Name: Blood-Leaf, Bloodleaf, Beef Plant, Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard

Botanical Name: Iresine herbstii, eye-re-SI-ne or ir-e-SI-ne HERBS-tie

Decorative Life: Weeks to months to years, depending on growing environment, indoors or outdoors.


Storage Specifics:

Assume it is chill sensitive and therefore hold at temperature of 55F or higher.

  • From the Greek “eiros’ for wool, referring to a harvest garland bound with wool.
  • ‘Brilliantissima’ has rich crimson leaves while ‘Wallisii’ is dwarf and has purple-black leaves.