Plant Care Persian Shield

Persian Shield

3.7 out of 5 (3 experiences)

Persian Shield has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Persian Shield has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily

Also known as

royal purple plant


Strobilanthes dyeriana

How to care for Persian Shield


How often to water your Persian Shield

Water needs for Persian Shield
0.5 cups
every 9

Persian Shield needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Persian Shield

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Persian Shield in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Persian Shield: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Persian Shield may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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How to fertilize Persian Shield

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Persian Shield: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Persian Shield after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Water Needs
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Care Summary for Persian Shield

Persian Shield

Persian Shield

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Persian Shield has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 3
Persian Shield has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Persian Shield has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Persian Shield has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 1
Kdells avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 117 XP
globe Edmonton, Alberta

My persian shield can go from completely wilted to completely fine within 30 minutes or so of watering! And that happens just about every other day, since I forget to water it often. He’s resilient for sure!

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily
Merryberry avatar
leaf-1 10 Plants
xp 318 XP

Gorgeous dark purple leaves give this plant a very distinctive look. Leaves, while lovely, are not in fact made of vibranium and will brown easily. Easy care, seems pretty hardy so far.

Survivor Survivor
Browns easily Browns easily

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