Persian Shield

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Strobilanthes dyerianus, commonly known as Persian Shield, is a vibrant ornamental plant known for its iridescent purple, silver, and green leaves. Originating from Myanmar (formerly Burma), this tropical perennial showcases elongated leaves that shimmer with a metallic sheen, often giving the illusion of various colours depending on the light. The intense colouration and unique texture make the Persian Shield stand out in both gardens and indoor settings.

The plant comes with a default nursery pot. The nursery pot is usually 0.5" - 1" smaller than stated to fit into the same size decorative pot. Washable Paper Planter Bags are sold separately.

As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.

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Pro tips

The Persian Shield may occasionally flower, producing small, violet blossoms, though it's primarily grown for its foliage. Regular pruning can help maintain a bushier appearance and encourage more vibrant leaf growth.

Persian Shield

Care Guide

How to take care of Persian Shield

They should not be in a position to see the sun directly, although early morning or late evening sun is fine. Filtered sunlight through a sheer curtain is best and most homes are comprised primarily of indirect sunlight. The best spot for them is where they do not see the sun during the majority of the day but still get bright, indirect light.

They will thrive in bright light, but also can tolerate medium light. A good medium-light place in your home would be in the middle of a room that has a regular size window. They can be placed anywhere between the middle of the room and the window. Remember that plants will grow based on how much light they receive.

They like the soil to stay consistently moist, but not soaking wet. Give them water whenever just the surface of the soil is starting to get dry. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

They will do well in average humidity environments but will appreciate a little bit of humidity if provided, give them a mist daily or get a humidifier.

You can feel comfortable having this plant around your home in the potential case where your pet feels like nibbling on it. However, we typically recommend keeping your pets from eating any of your houseplants.

Plant Bio

About Persian Shield

Botanical Name: Strobilanthes dyerianus

Strobilanthes dyerianus

Common Name: Persian Shield

Persian Shield

Origin: Myanmar (Burma)

Myanmar (Burma)

Introducing the Persian Shield, a plant that adds a royal touch to your living space with its regal purple foliage, reminding us to embrace our own unique qualities with pride.

The Persian Shield, also known as Strobilanthes dyerianus, is a houseplant fit for a king or queen. Its striking purple leaves with iridescent blue markings are nothing short of captivating. Much like a royal shield, this plant stands as a symbol of protection and strength, urging us to take pride in who we are.

To let your Persian Shield truly glow, place it in a location with bright, indirect light, which helps to maintain its vivid colouration. Think of it as your own private jewel, reflecting back the care and attention you invest, both in the plant and in yourself.

When it comes to watering, the Persian Shield prefers consistently moist soil. But be cautious, as overwatering can lead to root rot. It teaches us the importance of moderation, a lesson that goes beyond plant care into all aspects of life.

As this plant matures, its leaves may grow larger and even more colourful, given the right conditions. Much like us, the Persian Shield thrives when nurtured and appreciated for its unique traits.

Invite the Persian Shield into your home. It's not just a plant; it's a radiant emblem of self-acceptance, personal strength, and the pride that comes from being truly, uniquely yourself.

Persian Shield

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