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botanical name:
Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima'
Iresine herbstii 'Brilliantissima' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Beefsteak Plant, Bloodleaf
family:  Amaranthaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.60m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour:
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: 2°C
USDA zone: 10 to 11
description:
Tropical perennial with rich burgundy maroon coloured leaves with conspicuous pinkish red veining. Insignificant flowers.

cultivation:
Free drained soil in sun or part shade. Needs frost-free conditions and thrives best at temperatures above 10°C. Can be treated as summer annual in cooler regions.

usage:
Containers, Summer patio or bedding, conservatory or house plant

other notes:
Originates from Brazil.

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