Photo irezine Herbst and Linden

Photo irezine Herbst and Linden

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The lighting is bright, transfers direct rays. Prefers temperature around 18-24 degrees. Watering irezine is abundant in spring and summer, the rest of the time - in moderation. Humidity does not matter. Fertilizers are applied in spring, summer and autumn every week alternately mineral and organic.

In winter, irezine slows down growth. Transplanted as needed. Propagated by irezine seeds or cuttings.

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Photos of popular species

Irezine Linden and Herbst.

In the photo: Iresine herbstii / irezine Herbst

In the photo: Iresine herbstii / irezine Herbst

In the photo: Iresine herbstii / irezine Herbst

In the photo: Iresine herbstii / irezine Herbst

In the photo: Iresine lindenii / irezine Linden

In the photo: Iresine lindenii / irezine Linden

In the photo: Iresine lindenii / irezine Linden

Literature

  1. Read the topic on Wikipedia
  2. Features and other plants of the family Amaranth
  3. List of all species on The Plant List
  4. More information on World Flora Online
  5. Indoor Plants Information

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Irezine

Irezine are mostly herbaceous plants or shrubs of the amaranth family. This genus includes about eighty different species, among which, in addition to shrubs, there are also trees.

The homeland of the plant is America, Australia, Brazil, as well as the Galapagos and the Antilles. The most popular today are two types - Herbst's irezine and Linden's irezine, which differ in decorative value due to the bright color of the leaves.

A low-growing plant (on average about sixty centimeters) is distinguished by rounded opposite leaves and a spike-shaped inflorescence. A photo of an irezine flower gives an idea of ​​a rather modest white inflorescence that has no decorative value. In addition to a nondescript flower, you can see spectacular burgundy-crimson leaves in the irezine photo.


Growing

Irezine is a fast-growing plant, so transplanting into a larger pot is carried out annually. The material of manufacture of the container does not matter, only the presence of a good drainage layer is important.

The unconditional advantages of a flower include the ability to give a bush of any shape. Irezine easily tolerates pruning, regardless of the season. Removal of up to a third of each shoot is permissible.

Does not cause any problems and plant reproduction. Apical cuttings 7–10 cm long are placed in a vessel with water until roots appear (2.5 cm). Or rooted in perlite. The air temperature in both cases should be in the range of 20-22 ° C. Then transplanting into separate pots is required, followed by pinching for the appearance of side shoots.

Irezine looks great in pots and hanging baskets, retaining its decorative effect all year round.


Cultivated species of irezine

Iresine herbstii

A flowering plant of the amaranth family with shiny bright red, green, white to variegated leaves, although it rarely blooms indoors and is grown for its spectacular foliage. The wild plant is quite unremarkable with narrow green leaves and an upright growing habit and can be easily overlooked. The plants that are cultivated are select varieties, developed in the mid-1800s from plants brought to Europe and grown in greenhouses and heated greenhouses as exotic treasures.

In the garden, this plant requires moist but well-drained soil and full sun for rich color. If the bush becomes leggy, it doesn't get enough light.

Iresine herbtii "Aureoreticulata" Is a mountain plant with red stems, green leaves and yellow veins. A very attractive variety. Pinching is recommended for a compact growth habit. Loves bright light to form more colorful colors of Lithuania.

Among many cultivars, the most popular are "Brilliantissima" with bright red leaves with pink veins. A fast growing small shrub, usually up to 90-1.2m in height with the same width, but capable of growing slightly larger. The cultivar has semi-succulent stems, grayish in color, and red leafing leaves, which are marked by lighter veins. The plant should be grown in full sun or light shade and watered regularly. This variety is grown as an annual or container plant, but will winter in temperate climates. It looks best if pruned at the end of winter, but it can also be kept smaller and more compact by regularly pinching new growth. A brilliant choice as an accent plant in a mixed container for a patio or conservatory.

Variety "Wallisii" has rather large leaves of a dark purple-brown color, which grow up to 1.5 m. This is a very useful plant, easily mixes with almost any flower.

Variety "Acuminata" - a tropical perennial shrub, has bright red foliage, in full sun the color fades, and forms a cool pink-red mixture. Leaves are about 15 cm wide with a pointed tip. It grows to about 1.2 m in height and in width. Great as an accent color or as a pot plant. Easily rooted from cuttings. Thorns of x flowers are light cream in air spray, similar to the astilbe flower.

In southern Brazil and Africa, Iresine herbtii is used for wound healing. The leaves are used to treat cancer. In the northern Peruvian Andes, the plant is used for magical therapeutic purposes, where traditional healers use it to expel evil spirits from the body. The leaves and flowers are used in decoctions for fever, relaxation, and kidney disease.

Iresine lindenii

An evergreen perennial plant with a dense, rounded shape. Outdoors, in European climates can only be grown as an annual plant. Its leaves are red or purple with red veins, ovoid with a simple edge. White flowers contained in minor end spines. The fruit is a hanging ball-shaped container with seeds.

Iresine lindenii, commonly known as Blood Leaf mv3, is native to Ecuador. In its natural habitat, it grows near rivers and streams.

Iresine lindenii Formosa

A good plant that adds color and contrast to sunny and semi-shaded areas of the garden.

The foliage of this delicate perennial is yellow with green spots, and the stems are pink to red.

At home, creamy, fluffy flowers appear on the thorns in winter; they are not very attractive compared to the foliage.

Plant irezin formos in mixed curbs, hanging baskets or rockeries for the best effect. A hardy plant in all respects, except for frost, which it does not like.

Iresine lindenii "Cherry" Is a gentle, erect, bushy, evergreen perennial, often grown as an annual. Plant with ovoid to lanceolate, glossy, deep burgundy leaves and inconspicuous, terminal thorns of white flowers in summer.

Iresine Herbstii "Purple Lady" - This dark purple accent plant is ideal for mixed containers, as a unique hanging basket, or as a ground cover in the landscape. The Iresine Purple Lady extends 1.5 to 1.5 m, hanging well in cascades as the branches get longer and heavier. Ideal for full sun or shady conditions, and can withstand more sun in wet conditions.

You will not be disappointed with this variety. Plant it in the empty spaces between flower groups and it quickly forms a dense mat with a shiny color. It even chokes weeds! Ideal for bright colors in front of flower beds.

Iresine diffusa

Herbaceous, rhizomatous, multi-stemmed at the base, leaves from lanceolate to oval, reddish saturated colors. The flowers are white, in the form of pyramidal panicles. The fruit is pubescent, with seeds of 0.5 mm, round, dark brown. Reproduced by both rhizomes and seeds.

Iresine diffusa "Formosana"very similar to Iresine herbstii "Brilliantissimum"but has green and yellow leaves. In full sun they can appear almost entirely yellow, while in shade they are green with yellow veins. The peculiarity of this plant is its shiny pink stems and petioles.

Iresine angustifolia (narrow-leaved)

This herbaceous plant usually grows up to 1.5 meters in height. In most cases, it has many branches with leaves ranging from 5 to 10 cm long, the shape varies from linear-ovoid to spear-shaped.

Iresin narrow-leaved is found in the southwestern part of the United States, Mexico, Central America, South America, the West Indies, and some islands of the Caribbean. It can be found at mid to lower elevations, usually off the coast, and in thickets and arid areas.

The species is not cultivated but is considered useful in herbal medicine for treating insect bites.

Iresine heterophylla

Perennial herb up to 100 cm tall. Leaves are green, opposite, ovoid, up to 6 cm long. Flowers are located in a rather large branching panicle up to 40 cm long. Flowers are small, from white to straw color, up to 4 cm in diameter, covered with thick woolly hairs. The fruits are green, ovoid, usually less than 1 mm in diameter, enclosed within permanent flower parts, which in turn are enclosed in woolly hairs, so that the overall sterility appears white and woolen.


You can propagate by cuttings and seeds. Cutting is the most demanded method. The tops of the shoots about 10 cm long are cut off from the plant. Then they are planted in the sand and at a temperature of 20 degrees they take root after 1 -1.5 weeks. During growth, a plant of the desired shape is formed from the cuttings by pinching. The right time for grafting is February - early March, it is at this time that irezine leaves the dormant period and begins to grow actively.

On a note

Of the pests, irezine often affects spider mites, whiteflies, and aphids. To combat these insects, it is necessary to spray with insecticides.


Irezine - an original plant with burgundy leaves. For growing in rooms varieties with round leaves are selected, on the street - with oval ones. This is a tropical plant, and therefore requires bright sunlight and abundant watering. Reproduction is done by cuttings.

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Plant irezine (Iresine) is directly related to the amaranth family. This genus unites 80 species of various plants. In nature, they can be found in Australia, America, as well as on islands such as the Antilles and Galapagos.

Irezine is represented by shrubs, herbaceous plants and trees with climbing branches. Opposite leaves are rounded or elliptical, less often lanceolate-widened. There are small teeth on the flat edge of the sheet. The inflorescence is capitate, outwardly similar to an ear.

Such species as irezine linden and irezine herbst are especially popular with florists. These species are valued for their decorative leaves, which have a spectacular color. Often, such a plant is used during planting work, and they are also planted on lawns along the curbs.


Primrose in landscape design

Primroses are considered typical spring flowers. However, you can choose the species and varieties of primrose so that they bloom and are attractive from early spring to mid-summer. Particularly popular are polyanthus primroses, auricular primroses, and toothed primroses.

Polyanthus primroses, auricular and toothed primroses can be used as borders of flower beds and compositions. They work especially well with spring bulbs and other early flowering perennials.

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