Strobilanthes auriculatus <br> 'Dyeriana' <br> Persian Shield
Strobilanthes auriculatus <br> 'Dyeriana' <br> Persian Shield
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Strobilanthes auriculatus
'Dyeriana'
Persian Shield

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Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana                    

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Common Names: Persian Shield, Burmuda Coneflower 

Family: Acanthaceae

Origin: Myanmar to Thailand

Growth: Upwards, bushy

Light: Filtered, bright

Foot Candles: 100 - 200

Water: Here

Humidity: Here

Temperature: Here

Soil: Well draining potting mix

Container: Self-watering planter, living wall, garden

Nutrients: 10-10-10 Monthly 

Propagation: Stem cuttings, seed

Interiorscape Use: Adds stark contrast to designs, desktop plant

Common Pests: Mealybugs, Aphids, Spider Mites, Scale, Thrips.

Common Issues: Root rot when overwatered. Stretches with insufficient light. Cooler temperatures may diminish the colour of the foliage. 

Comments: A stunningly beautiful tropical that is often grown as a garden annual in northern climates. The leaves feature an iridescent metallic purple with dark undersides. Works well in both indoor and outdoor garden beds, as well as a great addition to any plant lovers collection. An excellent low-light plant. 

Toxicity: Safe.