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Strobilanthes – Persian Shield (130mm)


The Strobilanthes, also known as Persian Shield, is native to Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia. This plant is known for its striking purple and silver foliage, with iridescent hues that shimmer in the sunlight. The Persian Shield is a popular choice for adding a pop of colour to indoor and outdoor gardens. One interesting characteristic of this plant is that it is often used in tropical gardens as a natural insect repellent.

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Persian Shield Care Info

The Persian Shield plant thrives best in a bright location with indirect sunlight in a home environment. Avoid placing it in direct sunlight as this can cause the leaves to burn.

  • Lighting: Place in a bright location with indirect sunlight
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged
  • Humidity: Prefers high humidity levels, consider misting the leaves regularly
  • Temperature: Maintain a warm environment, above 15°C
  • Fertilizer: Feed with a balanced liquid fertilizer every 2-4 weeks during the growing season
  • Toxicity: Considered non-toxic to pets, but still best to keep out of reach

With the right care, the Persian Shield plant will reward you with vibrant foliage and beautiful colour. Follow these tips to keep your plant healthy and thriving.

Weight 1.8 kg

Local Delivery Info

This plant will be delivered as it is shown in the photos. Currently, we are limiting delivery to Sydney, Canberra and select areas in between, this allows us to hand-deliver the plants in their nursery container with potting mix as shown in the images. All plants are guaranteed to be delivered in 100% healthy condition. Plants can vary in size and colour based on the growing conditions and season. The plant you receive may be smaller or larger than the plant in the images. It may also be displaying different colours or attributes.

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