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Iresine herbstii

Common Name: Beefsteak Plant
Plant Family: Amaranthaceae
Plant Type: Tender Perennial


Jolly little foliage plant with beetroot coloured leaves, with broad shocking pink veins. Great for summer bedding, or as a pot plant indoors. Pinch back regularly to keep a nice bushy shape otherwise they can tend to get leggy (you won't miss the flowers they are insignificant). Grow in a loam based compost and position somewhere with good light but shaded from very hot sun. Used with the yellow leaved variety (aureoreticulata) in the Madeira Botanical Gardens.

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POT SIZE/QUANTITY:  12 cm
Season of Interest:  All year round
Sun or Shade:  Part Shade
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Minimum temperature:  Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation:  Shady spot indoors/under glass
Planting Style:  Exotic
Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Leaf Colour:  Red
Habit/Shape:  Bushy
Evergreen:  Yes

Availability:  

8 in stock  

8 in stock

Price:  £6.00
List Price:  £7.50
Saving Of:  £1.50 (20%)
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20% off exotics, half hardy and succulents!


Mainland UK  £8.50 -£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1 through to IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value £35) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10 We only send plants & seeds to UK locations (excl. Northern Ireland) Sorry we cannot ship to any other Country due to British Plant Health regulations on the export of plants post Brexit. There are no exceptions unfortunately  

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Quantity or Pot size" on plant information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall.