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Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf Shrub

Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf Shrub (Iresine lindenii - Bloodleaf Shrub)

My large Bloodleaf Shrub in the front yard. For my GoY friend Bernieh in Australia. Photo taken July 24, 2009.

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Just love this shrub - no success getting one just yet but I'm on the hunt!
Gorgeous colours.

9 Oct, 2009


I have 2 of these but I have can only put them outside in the summer. I brought them indoors yeaterday.

9 Oct, 2009


Me too its a shame they really light up an area. I only have one how do you propagate them ??

9 Oct, 2009



Thanks! Go luck with the hunting. : > )


They can be propagated by putting cuttings in water or by just
sticking them into the ground (all year round here). They are
tough plants...however, they do need water.(their drought tolerance
is very low)

9 Oct, 2009


Yes they root easilly in a jar of water.

9 Oct, 2009


Much prettier than the name Bloodleaf Shrub suggests.

9 Oct, 2009



Yes, generally within 4 or 5 days Bloodleaf will start rooting in a jar of water.

Drc726, you are correct. : > ) It is sometimes also called
Poor Man's Croton.

9 Oct, 2009

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