Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana
Common Names: Persian Shield, Burmuda Coneflower
Origin: Myanmar to Thailand
Growth: Upwards, bushy
Light: Filtered, bright
Foot Candles: 100 - 200
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.