It contains 20 to 25 species, all of which are native to the American tropics. The generic name is derived from the Greek word εριος (erios), meaning “wooly”, referring to the trichome-covered flowers. Bloodleaf is a common name for those species that have coloured foliage, and these are often cultivated as ornamental plants. Some species are additives to versions of the hallucinogenic drink Ayahuasca.
Common Name: Bloodleaf
Origin: American tropics
Category: Ground Covers Tags: alternate day watering, partial sunlight