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10 Types Of Red Plants

10 Types Of Red Plants

There are literally thousands of plants out there of every color, shape, and size. In this article, we will be looking at various red plants that exist in our world. From trees to succulent and perennial flowers.

Poinsettia – Euphorbia Pulcherrima

This plant is well known for its green and red foliage, so much so that it is commonly used in Christmas decoration. This deciduous shrub is a seasonal bloomer and is striking when it does so. These plants are great as indoor plants or as a stunning garden feature. 

Place Of Origin:

This plant originally comes from Mexico and Central America, it makes its home near wooded ravines and rocky hillsides. 

Toxicity:

They are only mildly toxic and can cause rashes, itching when the skin makes contact with the sap. 

Preferred Conditions:

Poinsettia enjoy bright, direct sunlight. They will do less well in areas where the temperature changes frequently, so avoid putting it near fireplaces, fans, or heaters.

Keep the soil lightly moist but not waterlogged and mist the leaves often to get the best vibrant leaves all year round. 

Difficulty Level:

Despite being showy exotic plants, Poinsettia are relatively easy to care for as long as you know what they need to thrive. 

Red Lion – Sempervivum

10 Types Of Red Plants

This plant is a flashy little succulent, whether you like small plants around the house or want several in your garden, this plant is sure to tick all of those boxes. On top of that, it is a spicy red, which you just can’t miss. 

Place Of Origin:

This plant comes from Southern Europe originally and loves living high up in the mountains. 

Toxicity:

No, this plant is not toxic. It should be safe to have your children or pets around with no chance of adverse effects when ingested or touched.

Preferred Conditions:

These plants are used to warm and dry weather and will prefer being outside in the sun. Their soil should be well-drained and grit should be added to help with this. 

Difficulty Level:

This plant’s Latin name literally means ‘always alive’ it gets its name from the fact that it is hardy and tolerant. Anyone should be able to handle caring for. 

Japanese Maple – Acer Palmatum

These trees are stunning to see, with their bright red or deep burgundy leaves they are a real showstopper. If you have garden space, this plant is sure to stand out and steal the attention. 

Place Of Origin:

This originally from Japan and Korea

Toxicity:

This plant is not toxic to humans or animals, except horses. Some leaves are actually consumed in some Japanese cuisine. 

Preferred Conditions:

This tree prefers shaded areas, they will need protection from the wind and sun as they are prone to their leaves getting scorched. 

Difficulty Level:

These trees can be fussy, especially if they do not get everything they require. If you manage to plant them in a spot that suits them just right, they can be easy to care for and should grow to the size of a large shrub or small tree. 

Bloodleaf – Iresine

This shrub loves to stand out, and with the brightly colored red leaves, who could miss this amazing-looking plant. The striking red and pink stem is truly exquisite to behold. 

Place Of Origin:

The tropical bloodleaf plant originally comes from Ecuador, Brazil, and Honduras.

Toxicity:

No, this plant is not toxic, all the same, it is best to keep children away from the brightly colored leaves lest they should eat them. 

Preferred Conditions:

These plants like hot and humid areas, so if you can plant them outside in direct sunlight, they will thank you for it. 

Difficulty Level:

Getting the hand of this plant can take time, but once you understand what a blood leaf needs, they are relatively easy to care for. 

Bromeliad – Bromeliaceae

This monocot flowering plant can come in a variety of colors, red, orange, or yellow are most common. They are flashy show-stopping plants that produce one large flower, they also make great indoor plants.

This is because they can be quite fussy about the cold, should you plant them outdoors. 

Place Of Origin:

The Bromeliad plant originally comes from the Andes mountains and warm, humid forests in Uruguay. 

Toxicity:

These plans are not poisonous to pets or humans, but due to the possibility of allergic reactions, it is recommended that they stay out of reach of younger children or those sensitive to allergies. 

Preferred Conditions:

These plants like warm and humid climates, they can be sensitive to the cold and so must be grown indoors, so you can enjoy them through the year. 

Difficulty Level:

If you want the joy of having a plant but do not care for all the fine details, this is a great plant. It is very easy to care for as long as it gets bright sun, humidity, and enough water. 

Lace Leaf – Anthurium

This flow is famous for its unique shape and comes in a variety of colors. The Anthurium is known by many names including, flamingo flowers, tail flower, painter’s palette, or lace leaf.

They are splendid-looking flowers that are sure to make a great centerpiece in your home or outdoors. 

Place Of Origin:

These flowers originally come from tropical places such as Columbia, the Amazon, Brazil, and Guatemala. 

Toxicity:

Yes, these plants are toxic if they are ingested. You can get painful blisters and experience pain if you ingest these plants.

Preferred Conditions:

These plants enjoy direct sunlight, and it only likes to be watered when the soil is dry to the touch. It can easily get root rot, so make sure not to overwater this plant. 

Difficulty Level:

These plants do not need too much care and are durable as long as they do not get too much water and get plenty of sunlight. 

The Red Edged Radiator Plant – Peperomia Clusiifolia

These plants have a red stem and underbelly, which is what makes them so subtly striking. They get their name from the fact that they enjoy the warm air and sunlight.

They are an unassuming little plant, but the beautiful dense leaves make for a pretty house or garden plant. 

Place Of Origin:

These are tropical plants that originally come from South America. Specifically, from the Amazon rainforest regions. 

Toxicity:

No, these plants are not poisonous for both humans and animals. 

Preferred Conditions:

This kind of radiator plant enjoys warmer temperatures and enjoys direct to partial sunlight.

Because this plant is prone to root rot, it is important to make sure that you do not overwater it, only moderate watering once a week will do. 

Difficulty Level:

This plant does not require much special care or attention, it is perfect for a novice plant parent just dipping their toes into raising and caring for plants in their own home. 

Tick Seed – Coreopsis Verticillata

This spicy, explosive red flower is a perennial which will leave you stunned at the vibrancy of the flowers it blooms.

This plant will have a tight clump of thread leaf foliage and an explosion of red flowers coming out of the top. It is truly a great flower for a summer garden. 

Place Of Origin:

These flowers are found in dry areas of the United States, specifically in California, as well as being found in Northwestern Mexico. 

Toxicity:

This plant is not toxic to humans or animals

Preferred Conditions:

These plants love full sunlight, they like their soil to be well drained and at least a little moist. 

Difficulty Level:

These plants are relatively easy summer garden plants. With enough water and sunlight, you will soon have a garden full of these vibrant red flowers. 

Coral Bells – Heuchera

These plants can come in a plethora of colors, from purple to bright green and red, they are bound to brighten up any patch of your garden.

The Heuchera go by two main common names, one being coral bells and the other being alum root. 

Place Of Origin:

These plants are native to the United States with a preference for Ontario, Georgia, Nebraska, and Louisiana. 

Toxicity:

No, these plants are not poisonous for humans or animals. 

Preferred Conditions:

These plants have a preference for alkaline soil and enjoy soil that drains easily, like clay or chalk. They enjoy the semi-shade and should be watered at least once a week for the best effects. 

Difficulty Level:

There can be some specific requirements for this plant to thrive, as such it is not necessarily the easiest to get right the first time around. 

Crape Myrtle – Lagerstroemia Indica

This plant comes in various shades of pinks, purples, and reds. It grows to about the size of a small tree or shrub and is quite stunning when it blooms. 

Place Of Origin:

These plants come all the way from Southern East Asia and Northern Australia originally.

Toxicity:

No, these plants are not poisonous for humans or animals.

Preferred Conditions:

These trees need lots of suns and do not like the cold very much. Crape Myrtles like humidity but can easily adapt to drought in time.

Difficulty Level:

These plants are relatively low maintenance and easy to care for once you have them planted in the right place. As long as they get enough sun and water, they should be easy to care for.

But finding that balance can be a bit of a struggle. 

Final Thoughts

That is all for this article, there are a great variety of red flowers, plants, and trees out there. This list barely scratched the surface, but it is a great start in your plant discovery adventure. 

Caroline Roberts
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