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Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’
Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’
Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’
Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’
Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’
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Iresine Herbstii ‘Gold Star’

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Iresine herbstii 'Gold Star,' also known as the Gold Star Bloodleaf, is a striking and vibrant tropical plant prized for its colourful foliage and ornamental appeal. This cultivar of Iresine herbstii features bold, lance-shaped leaves with shades of gold, pink, and green, creating a captivating display of colour and texture. The Gold Star Bloodleaf is well-suited to warm climates and thrives as a decorative indoor plant in cooler regions.

Where do I come from?

I am native to Brazil.

Light

Prefers bright, indirect light. While it can tolerate some direct sunlight, excessive exposure to harsh sunlight may cause leaf scorching. Place it near a window with filtered sunlight or in a location with bright, indirect light.

Watering

Keep the soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. Ensure adequate drainage to prevent root rot.

Soil

Plant in well-draining potting mix with good aeration. A standard indoor potting mix amended with perlite or sand for improved drainage is suitable.

Temperature

Thrives in temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Protect from cold drafts and maintain consistent temperatures to avoid stress.

Humidity

Prefers moderate to high humidity levels. If indoor air is dry, increase humidity by misting the plant regularly or using a humidifier.

Fertilizing

Feed with a water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter when growth slows.

Potting

Repot annually or when the plant outgrows its container. Choose a pot with drainage holes and a slightly larger size than the current one.

Pruning

Pinch back stem tips to encourage bushier growth and maintain the plant's shape. Remove any leggy or yellowing stems as needed to improve overall appearance.

Pests and Diseases

Watch for common pests such as aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Treat promptly with insecticidal soap or neem oil if infestations occur. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

Am I Pet Friendly?

For any pet parents out there - this houseplant is non-toxic.

What size am I? 

I come in a 12cm pot