Iresine, an attractive foliage plant, has an erect tidy habit of growth. The pointed heart-shapedare an unusual dull red in colour with darker markings on them. It makes an excellent contrast with other plants.
Minimum winter 10 °C (50 °C)
Soil: A soil-less.
Where to: In a very light position. The plant will endure direct sunlight if accompanied by good ventilation. Slightly susceptible to draughts.
Watering requirements: Keep soil moist to thumb pressure and mist-spray weekly.
General care: These plants are undemanding if correctly watered. They thrive in company with other plants but are often short lived. Cuttingsvery easily and should be taken regularly to provide a succession.
Rest: It is better to strikethan to retain old plants.
When it looks sick:
- Pale, badly coloured : The plant probably needs more light, but not sunlight through glass.
- Leaves drop : Over- is the likely reason. Reduce water to maintain a good soil condition.
- Leaves curl : May be under-watering; if so restore a good soil condition. If the soil is moist, look for .