Persian shield growing shrub of the genus Strobilanthes also known as Strobilanthes dyerianus, Persian shield perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant (can be grown in cold temperature as annual, can grow in tropics, mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 10+ as perennial and 4-10a annual.
Persian shield leaves
Leaves color purple with green blue in stripes, the shape is elliptic.
Flower color purple in cone shape little bit like trumpet and grow spike.
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Requirements for Persian shield growing and care:
Rich soil, humidity
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer, autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Just for design
Size of the plant?
0.3-1 m, 12-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water / Big amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun (not in hot areas) / Half Shade / Full Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
Purple in cone shape little bit like trumpet and grow spike