Plant Care Strobilanthes dyeriana

Strobilanthes dyeriana

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Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Strobilanthes dyeriana, Persian shield and royal purple plant


Strobilanthes dyerianus

How to care for Strobilanthes dyeriana


How often to water your Strobilanthes dyeriana

Water needs for Strobilanthes dyeriana
0.5 cups
every 9

Strobilanthes dyeriana 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 Strobilanthes dyeriana

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Strobilanthes dyeriana in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Strobilanthes dyeriana: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Strobilanthes dyeriana 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 Strobilanthes dyeriana

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

Difficulty Level

Strobilanthes dyeriana is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

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Care Summary for Strobilanthes dyeriana

Strobilanthes dyeriana

Strobilanthes dyeriana

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

Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 3
Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 2
Strobilanthes dyeriana has a Pet friendly plant personality Pet friendly 1
Amiesplants avatar
leaf-1 8 Plants
xp 340 XP
globe Sicklerville, New Jersey

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 211 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, Arizona

She do be dyin all the time

Browns easily Browns easily
Andrew.66 avatar
leaf-1 28 Plants
xp 1,003 XP
globe Brassall, Queensland


Camryn avatar
leaf-1 32 Plants
xp 369 XP
globe Little Rock, Arkansas

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

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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