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Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield

$12.99
4.5'' Nursery Pot

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The Persian Shield Plant, known for its stunning, iridescent purple leaves with hints of green and silver, is a showstopper in any plant collection. This tropical beauty, native to Myanmar, thrives in bright, indirect light, making it an excellent choice for adding a pop of color to indoor spaces. Its unique foliage creates a striking contrast against more common green houseplants, ensuring the Persian Shield Plant stands out as a focal point in any room.


Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Strobilanthes dyerianus
  • Common Name: Persian Shield
  • Family: Acanthaceae
  • Native Range: Myanmar

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care: Easy
  • Light: Moderate to Bright
  • Water: Keep soil moist, but not soggy
  • Humidity: All levels are acceptable
  • Temperature: 50-85F will not tolerate a hard freeze
  • Pruning: Remove spend flower heads to promote more blooms
  • Feeding: Fertilize every three weeks during the warmer months with blossom-boosting fertilizer
  • Propagation: Not recommended
  • Pests: Few if any
  • Toxicity: May cause a tummy ache in pets if a large amount is consumed

The Persian Shield Plant, known for its stunning, iridescent purple leaves with hints of green and silver, is a showstopper in any plant collection. This tropical beauty, native to Myanmar, thrives in bright, indirect light, making it an excellent choice for adding a pop of color to indoor spaces. Its unique foliage creates a striking contrast against more common green houseplants, ensuring the Persian Shield Plant stands out as a focal point in any room.