Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyerianus

Persian Shield

FAMILY:
Acanthaceae

ORIGIN:
Central Asia

DESCRIPTION:
Heralded for its outstanding quilted elliptical 6” foliage in varying shades of purple depending on amount of sunlight; small pale blue tubular flowers

CULTIVATION:
Full sun to shade; increase irrigation according to amount of sunlight; prune to maintain density; dry air will cause leaf drop

PROPAGATION:
Cuttings

 

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