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


Strobilanthes auriculata var. dyeriana

How to care for Royal Purple Plant


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

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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.

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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.

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!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Royal Purple Plant

Royal Purple Plant

Royal Purple Plant

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

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
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 636 XP
globe Sicklerville, NJ

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
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 230 XP

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
Saltygoose avatar
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 557 XP
globe Phoenix, AZ

She do be dyin all the time

Browns easily Browns easily
Andrew.66 avatar
leaf-1 30 Plants
xp 1,168 XP
globe Brassall, Queensland


Kdells avatar
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 133 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
Camryn avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 369 XP
globe Little Rock, AR

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
leaf-1 11 Plants
xp 598 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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