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Persian Shield - 1 Gallon

Persian Shield - 1 Gallon



Strobilanthes dyeriana

USDA Zones 10-11 (outdoor; annual in cooler regions)


This tropical evergreen shrub has striking purple foliage with bright metallic stripes radiating from the center. It grows well outdoors in zones 10-11 & in more temperate climates, indoors as a house plant. It prefers a warm, humid position in good light. Keep out of full sun or the leaves will burn! ‘Persian Shield’ will grow to be 3.3’ tall & wide.



- Grows easily from seeds or cuttings

- Iridescent green-veined purple leaves, small blue flowers

- May exceed three feet in height

- Organically rich well-drained soil

- Part to full shade; tolerates sun in cool areas

- Thrives in heat and humidity

- Tropical species that makes an excellent houseplant or garden specimens



Full to partial sun






For individual or indoor cultivation, use a good quality potting soil & container with drainage holes. Keep soil moderately moist with weekly watering. 



Fertilize quarterly with a slow acting fertilizer. Use the directions on the fertilizer for amounts & specific directions. 



If you live in warmer regions, such as the south, you may have the pleasure of seeing its blue blossoms in the autumn or winter.



Let is reach full height when it will recklessly spread it's beautiful tropical foliage, & provide an incredible backdrop for foreground plants.

If you rather a more uniform plant, prune, or pinch it back, sacrificing its height, but creating a bushy & compact plant for a more formal look!


You will receive a 1 gallon plant, bare root without a pot.

  • Message to Buyer

    Thank you for shopping with Horticult! Please remember that unless otherwise stated in the description area of your plant's listing, all of our plants are shipped bare root without a pot. All plants sold in a hanging basket will include a pot.

    Please remember the shipping of live plants can be tricky. We prefer to ship on Monday-Wednesday to minimize the time your new plant baby will spend in the box! We’ll stay in touch & keep you updated! 

    We will ship as economically as possible. If we are able to fit your order in less boxes than our site calculates, we will refund the extra shipping costs. 

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  • Packaging Process

    All of your plants will be shipped bare root. We begin by removing excess soil & wrapping the roots/bit of leftover soil in a damp paper towel to ensure the roots don’t dry out on their journey. Next, we wrap the damp towel with plastic wrap. After your soil & roots are properly sealed, we wrap your plant in paper. Depending on how fragile the plant is, we may wrap it again in foam insulation or bubble wrap to ensure the plant won’t break. Once the plants have been wrapped, they are taped down into their box to keep them from moving around. Extra stuffing, receipts, heat packs, & optional gift messages are then added & VOILA! 💚

  • Returns, Refunds, & Exchanges

    Contact Horticult within 5 days of order reception.

    Ship items back within 30 days of delivery.

    Please contact us if you have any problems with your order. Cancellations are up for review & will be determined depending on the individual case. Please contact us ASAP.

    Exchanges are available.

    See “Refunds & Return Policy” page for more information.

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