Plant Care Royal Purple Plant

Royal Purple Plant

4.3 out of 5 (15 experiences)

Royal Purple Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Royal Purple Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Persian Shield, Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyeriana and Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana

Taxonomy

Strobilanthes auriculata var. dyeriana
Strobilanthes
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Royal Purple Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Royal Purple Plant

Water needs for Royal Purple Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Royal Purple Plant 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 Royal Purple Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Persian Shield in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Royal Purple Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Royal Purple Plant 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.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Royal Purple Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Royal Purple Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Royal Purple Plant: 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 Royal Purple Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

Royal Purple Plant is generally easy to care for, though some plant parents report facing challenges with growing it. Check out the reviews down below to read more about their experiences!

Common Persian Shield Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Royal Purple Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Persian Shield Water Frequency →

Persian Shield Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Royal Purple Plant may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Persian Shield Light Requirements →

Persian Shield Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Royal Purple Plant is not known to cause harm to humans or pets. Regardless, if you, a family member, a cat, or dog has ingested any plant material, please consult a doctor or a veterinarian.


💨 Humidity

Royal Purple Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

Persian Shield Humidity Needs →


🪴 Soil

Royal Purple Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Persian Shield →

When and How to Successfully Repot Persian Shield →


💩 Fertilizer

Royal Purple Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!

How Much and When to Fertilize Persian Shield →


🌎 Native Region

Royal Purple Plant is native to Asia and Madagascar.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Royal Purple Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

Persian Shield Flowers →


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Royal Purple Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.

How and When to Prune Persian Shield →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Royal Purple Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.


🌱 Propagation

Royal Purple Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Royal Purple Plant, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Royal Purple Plant

Royal Purple Plant

Royal Purple Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Royal Purple Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 9
Royal Purple Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 4
Royal Purple Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 4
Royal Purple Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
@AmiesPlants avatar
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leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 799 XP
globe Sicklerville, NJ
10/12/2021

This plant is SO pretty but SO hard to keep happy! I’m hoping the changes I’ve made to it’s living situation keep it going strong!

Fast grower Fast grower
@KaylaPlant4967 avatar
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leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 230 XP
08/30/2021

Is very pretty and survived through a harsh winter and make a beautiful color to our garden! I recommend this to anybody’s garden or pot that needs some color!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
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leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 557 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ
08/16/2021

She do be dyin all the time

Browns easily Browns easily
@Andrew.66 avatar
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leaf-1 30 Plants
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globe Brassall, Queensland
06/18/2021

Pretty

@kdells avatar
@@kdells
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 133 XP
globe Edmonton, Alberta
06/07/2021

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
@camryn avatar
@@camryn
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 369 XP
globe Little Rock, AR
05/05/2021

Little dramatic like fitonias or polka dot plants. Will def droop if needs water. Lovely foliage.

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@MerryBerry avatar
@@MerryBerry
leaf-1 16 Plants
xp 987 XP
04/15/2021

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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