Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyerianus (0.4m)


The Persian shield is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for houseplant that is perfect for adding a touch of color to your home. The plant has large, oval shaped leaves with iridescent purple, green, and silver colors.  It is a relatively low-maintenance plant.

Sunlight: bright, indirect sunlight or partial shade. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much sun can scorch the leaves.

Water: The Persian shield should be watered regularly, but the soil should not be allowed to become soggy.

Fertilizer: A light application of fertilizer every few months is sufficient.

Plant Height: Approx 40cm (Height varies)

Rootball size: 14cmø x 13cmh

* Product photo shown is for reference only. Actual plant colour, type, size and arrangement may differ from photo.

* Kindly take note when you're purchasing matching pot, the diameter has to be larger than the rootball size

Additional Information

Here are some additional tips for caring for the Persian shield:

  • The Persian shield can be propagated from cuttings. To propagate the Persian shield, simply cut a healthy stem from the plant and place it in water. The stem will root in a few weeks.
  • The Persian shield is a relatively pest- and disease-free plant. However, it can be susceptible to mealybugs and scale insects. If you see any pests on your Persian shield, treat them with an insecticidal soap or neem oil.

With proper care, the Persian shield can be a beautiful and long-lived houseplant.

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