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Rs. 99.00
Common name:
Red Beefsteak Plant
Regional name:
Marathi - Iresine
Amaranthaceae or Amaranthus family


  • Scientific Name: Iresine herbstii
  • Common Names: Red Beefsteak, Chicken Gizzard, Bloodleaf, Beefsteak Plant
  • Plant Type: Annual, Perennial in tropical climates
  • Native Range: Brazil and South America
  • Hardiness Zone: USDA 10-11
  • Sunlight: Partial shade to full sun
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5


  1. When to Plant: Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last expected frost, or plant cuttings directly in the garden after the last frost.
  2. Spacing: Space plants 12-18 inches (30-45 cm) apart.
  3. Depth: Plant seeds 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) deep or place cuttings just below the soil surface.


  1. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not soggy. Water when the top 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) of soil feel dry.
  2. Fertilizing: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  3. Pruning: Pinch back the tips of the stems to encourage bushy growth and prevent legginess.
  4. Pest Control: Check for pests such as aphids, spider mites, and whiteflies. Treat with insecticidal soap or neem oil if necessary.
  5. Overwintering: In colder climates, move potted plants indoors before the first frost. Maintain consistent temperature and humidity for the best results.


  1. Sunlight: Provide 4-6 hours of direct sunlight daily.
  2. Soil: Ensure well-draining soil and avoid overwatering to prevent root rot.
  3. Temperature: Keep the plant in temperatures between 60-80°F (15-27°C).
  4. Humidity: Maintain a humidity level of 50-60% for optimal growth.


  1. Ornamental Value: The vibrant red and purple foliage of the Red Beefsteak plant adds a stunning pop of color to gardens and landscapes.
  2. Easy to Grow: With its low maintenance requirements, it's an excellent choice for beginner gardeners.
  3. Container Gardening: This versatile plant can be grown in pots and containers, making it suitable for small spaces or urban environments.
  4. Attracts Pollinators: The plant's small, inconspicuous flowers can attract beneficial insects like bees and butterflies to your garden.
  5. Air Purification: Like many plants, the Red Beefsteak plant can help purify the air by removing toxins and pollutants.