The Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' is a striking houseplant with metallic purple leaves. You don't see this often! Because of its special appearance, we can see the Persian Shield as a luxury houseplant. Originally, this houseplant comes from Myanmar, where the Persian Shield grows mainly in tropical areas. The nicknames this houseplant often gets are 'the royal purple plant' and 'the Persian shield'. This last nickname has been given to it because this houseplant is almost indestructible.
Care & tips Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' - 45 cm
You might think that the Persian Shield needs more or different care due to its special appearance, but nothing could be further from the truth! The Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' is an easy houseplant and the only way to ruin this houseplant is to give it too much water. Because the Persian Shield is a tropical houseplant, you do need to take its location into account.
Water requirements for Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' - 45 cm
As stated earlier, the Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' is an easy houseplant that does not need much care. This houseplant does not need much water to feel good. However, it is important that the soil does not dry out completely between waterings. In the beginning and during the change of seasons, always check the frequency and amount. When you notice that the soil feels a bit dry 2 days after watering, then it is best to water a bit more the next time. However, if you notice that the soil is still very wet after 5 days, then it is better to give less water the next time. Because the Persian Shield has a tropical background, we advise you to water this houseplant once a week. In this way you will preserve the ornamental value of the houseplant and you will be able to prevent pests.
Light requirements Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' - 45 cm
The Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' is a houseplant that does not like direct or bright sunlight. Keep this in mind when selecting a location for this sturdy houseplant. A semi-shaded location is ideal for this houseplant. Besides the amount of light, it is also important that the Persian Shield is not placed near a heater or in the draught. This will increase the chance of pests and ensure a less than optimal development and growth.
Is the Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' - 45 cm a poisonous houseplant?
The Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' is not a poisonous houseplant although it may look like one. The Persian Shield is an animal-friendly houseplant, so you do not have to worry about curious children and animals.
How is my Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield' - 45 cm shipped?
This special houseplant will be sent in a pot. All our houseplants are sent in specially designed boxes. Because of the unique interior of the boxes, the houseplants stand firm in the box and cannot move. Houseplants don't mind being in a dark box for a day. This way, we make sure that your green friends are delivered to your home in tip-top shape.
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