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Iresine herbstii 'Blazin' Lime'
Blazin' Lime Blood Leaf, Beefsteak Plant, Chicken Gizzard
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This tender tropical perennial from Brazil has striking lime green leaves, veins with cream variegation, and rose colored stems. Its colorful foliage is prized for use in containers, annual beds, and tropical plantings. This low maintenance plant is both heat and shade tolerant. Grow it in filtered sun to part shade and moist, fertile, well-drained soil. The foliage color is more intense in bright light. Grows to 16 inch high and 18 inches wide. It's best to occasionally pinch to encourage a bushy habit. As it is not frost tolerant, it may be overwintered indoors as a houseplant. This cultivar is similar to or may be the same as Iresine 'Formosa'.
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