Welcome to Wisdom :: Earth

Become a Permaculture Imagineer!

Learn. Be Inspired. Spread the Wisdom.

Have your Say! Sign up Today!

Registration is easy and free. This allows you to create your own online profile and leave comments on the website.

Join the Community



 
 
Articles Glossary Plants
Products News Members
 
 
 
 
'Wallisii'

Beefsteak Plant-- Also known as:   Blood-Leaf;  Beef Plant;  Chicken Gizzard; 

Iresine  herbstii  var. 'Wallisii'

Plant Type:  perennial   herbaceousevergreenshrub

Description: Evergreen border plant. Striking blood-red leaves with violet veins.

 
 
 

Plant Attributes

herbaceousevergreenshrub
 

Plant Hardiness  zones

nofrost

Flower  comments

Leaf  comments

Width
6-10cm
broadvariegated

Stem

herbaceous

Roots

fibrous

Sun Aspect

Part Shade
 -  
Full Sun

Water Needs

@@@
 
Maintenance Level: Low maintenance
 

 
 
 
 
  • Flowers are tiny, appearing in clumps; dull yellow colour, and rather uninteresting
  • Leaves acquire a green tinge when grown in low light conditions.
 
 
 
 
decorativeshadegreenmanurecompost
 
Medicinal: Used in the northern Peruvian Andes for magic-therapeutic purposes. The traditional healers use with the ritual aim to expel bad spirits from the body. Furthermore, I. herbstii was used in association with other plants, such as Trichocereus pachanoi, for divination, to diagnose diseases, and to take possession of another identity.
Urban: Great indoor or outdoor decorative, evergreen plant. Easily propagated from stem and leaf cuttings.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 Must be logged in to leave comments