Got my Persian Shield at Home Depot this summer after seeing two of the plants at a neighbor's. No flowers, but its leaves are approx 8 -10 inches long, ranging in light green to irridescent purple.
Unlike many other plants, there aren’t any cultivar variations with additional names, as it’s all the same basic plant. It’s easy to see where this exotic plant got its common name of ‘Persian shield,’ as the leaves are perfectly shield-shaped, and the iridescent purple foliage has a shimmering quality that makes it appear silver in some lights. Persian shield cuttings – Is it possible to start Persian shield from cuttings? Bare root? Native to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma), it comes from Southeast Asia.
Synonyms Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' . My Persian is almost 5 ft tall and approx. Persian shield quick care illustration by Seb Westcott. I keep a large pot of robust Persian Shield as a houseplant, underplanted with maidenhair fern for a beautiful color contrast. I fell in love with the plant on the spot. The descent purple foliage of Persian Shield plants are very attractive and lasts all season long. cuttings? Persian shield possible to start from cutting, Persian shield cuttings recommend to do it in hot weather with high humidity and moisture soil or … The stems of Persian Shield have a … It's Strobilanthes sinuata by plantladylin: Dec 30, 2019 12:48 PM: 4: Persian Shield by Spangadon: Sep 10, 2019 6:44 PM: 11: Droopy Persian Shield by norps: May 14, 2019 10:38 AM: 14: Purple & green leaves by indys: Apr 13, 2019 6:51 AM: 2: in zones 1-8, what annuals will you winter- over indoors? Because it becomes straggly and the leaves lose their dramatic colours, it is best to take cuttings and then throw away plants when they are more than two years old or when they reach 43cm (181n). Persian shield is an ornamental plant with iridescent purple foliage that may be grown outdoors or as a houseplant. Take a container such as a plastic cup. Jan 23, 2019 - Explore deanniehelget's board "Plants: Persian Shield", followed by 155 people on Pinterest. 3/4 Fill it with water. Strobilanthes dyerianus, Persian shield, is sometimes known as the royal purple plant. In autumn, it bears delicate funnel-shaped violet flowers in an eye-catching spike formation. Persian shield is best grown in moist but well-draining soil and bright to partial shade. Persian Shield is a shrub that grows erect and has many branches. They need humidity to look their best. I’ve previously …
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With iridescent purple leaves, Strobilanthes dyerianus is a tender perennial that makes a dramatic addition to any garden.Native to Myanmar (Burma), this evergreen sub-shrub in the acanthus family (Acanthaceae) with the common name of Persian Shield has been grown since Victorian times for its ornamental foliage indoors and out. Cuttings can be made in the usual manner (cuttings page) but a far easier method of propagating is by simply placing the cutting in water. ... Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn. Prepare a cutting. Works well in mixed containers, baskets and window boxes.
Its grows in rich organic soil under warm and moist tropical climate. The seeds of the plant need warm conditions, a temperature of 55-64 0 F to germinate. Persian Shields like organically rich and well-draining soil that’s kept moist: they wilt quickly in dry conditions. Identified! Take cuttings of 2-3 inch size from the tips of the plant. A soft-stemmed shrub grown for its extraordinary foliage, Persian shield has thick, quilted purple leaves to 6 inches long splashed with iridescent pewter or silver. Monthly 10-15-10 feedings in growth season have promoted beautiful and enormous foliage. How to start to grow Persian shield from cutting? Interestingly though, the plant hails from Myanmar (formerly Burma), and not Persia, as its name suggests.