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

Iresine  herbstii  var. 'Aureoreticulata'

Plant Type:  perennial   herbaceousevergreenshrub

Description: Evergreen border plant. Glossy green leaves with white to yellow veins.

 
 
 

Plant Attributes

herbaceousevergreenshrub
 

Plant Hardiness  zones

nofrost

Flower  comments

Leaf

Width
10-18cm
broadvariegated

Stem

herbaceous

Roots

fibrous

Sun Aspect

Part Shade
 -  
Full Sun

Water Needs

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Maintenance Level: Low maintenance
 

 
 
 
 
  • Flowers are tiny, appearing in clumps; dull yellow colour, and rather uninteresting
 
 
 
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
 
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