Iresine Herbstii is a very beautiful Iresine that is almost impossible to obtain. Her intense red with dark green/black leaves make her a real eye-catcher.
The Iresine uses little water, but it is important that the soil remains continuously moist and does not dry out. Too much water (wet feet) can cause root rot.
The Iresine Herbstii is undemanding to its location. As long as it is not placed in direct sunlight. Iresine can be placed on the terrace as a houseplant or in the summer as a garden plant. Iresine cannot tolerate temperatures below 15 degrees.
Iresine Herbstii can be fertilized every two weeks in the summer months with a light fertilizer. Fertilization is hardly necessary in autumn and winter. Growth then slows down and the plant consumes few nutrients.
The Iresine Herbstii" does not grow particularly fast, but as with all plants, it is wise to give the plant a larger pot once every few years. This allows the roots to grow further and some fresh soil also provides the plant with extra nutrients. It is best to repot at the end of winter or early spring, so that the plant has enough time to recuperate for the new season.
The Iresine Herbstii is sensitive to too much water. If you get Iresine brown leaves, it is most likely because he is getting too much water. Yellowish leaves that hang limp are often a sign that the plant finds it a bit too light in its current location. You can safely cut off brown leaves.