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Persian Shield – Strobilanthes Dyerianus 125mm

Original price was: $30.00.Current price is: $23.99.

Whether you live in the North or South or have sun or shade, you can grow Persian shield. This delightful tropical shrub has been embraced by gardeners everywhere for its amazing purple foliage that has a decidedly iridescent shine. Its unique color makes Persian shield a stunning specimen plant or a top pick for fun combinations in garden beds, borders, or containers. And because it’s not particularly large (Persian shield usually tops out around 3 feet tall and wide), it fits just about anywhere.

 

**Please note- Persian Shield are very sensitive to transportation and it is common that the leaves will arrive droopy on arrival but never fear! Please give her a drink, a spot on the window sill and sometime. After a few days you can trim the leaves that haven’t bounced back to allow the plant time to focus on the good leaves. This is a completely normal process and quite common with Persian shields.

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Strobilanthes Dyerianus (Persian shield) is a dramatic tropical. It has deep purple foliage that has beautiful silver sheen.

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Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Lighting & Position

Persian shield will do best in bright indoor light, and will tolerate a medium amount of direct or dappled sunlight but prolonged exposure may result in leaf burn. 

 

Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Watering

It’s important to keep up a regular watering routine. In summer you want to keep the soil moist but not soggy. To monitor this, you can use your finger to poke into the top 5 cm of potting mix and feel the soil moisture level before watering. If it feels particularly wet, let it dry out for longer. Over watering can lead to fungal issues or root rot. Try watering once or twice a week, but always testing the soil first to see if watering is necessary. During winter, when the plant isn’t in an active growing phase you should reduce watering frequency and use tepid/room temperature water. 

As with all plants, drainage is essential. Ensure that whatever vessel your plant is in, there are sufficient holes in the bottom to allow excess water to freely drain from the pot and away from the plant’s roots. 

Hailing from the humid forests of Myanmar, these plants don't do well with long periods of dryness, they express this through dry, brown leaf tips and margins, rolled up or limp leaves. They also experience moisture stress from a lack of regular watering, they express this through yellowing leaf tips. Keep monitoring them to ensure the happy balance of moisture within the soil.

Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Humidity

Persian shield will do best with a high level of ambient humidity. Keep them clear of heaters, aircon or draughty windows and door in the house - this dries out the air and can quickly damage their leaves. Some tips for increasing humidity include grouping plants together, placing pots on a pebble tray, or - if you want to go all out - buy a small humidifier online and place it in amongst your rainforest friends! 

N.b. misting with a spray bottle will only improve humidity temporarily, and if done excessively can lead to fungal issues. Misting should only be done occasionally and is most effective as part of your leaf cleaning routine (mist and then gently wipe leaves with a cloth to clear away dust from the leaf surface).

 

Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Fertiliser

Feed with liquid fertiliser fortnightly over the warm, growing period and not at all over the cooler winter months.

We recommend using our Plant Food available here

 

Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Tips

To encourage lateral branching and bushier growth, periodically prune your plant to just above a node. (A node is the spot on a stem where leaves emerge).It’s completely normal for older leaves, lower down on the stem of the plant, to fade in colour and brown off as they age. Prune off any damaged or dying leaves using a sharp pair of scissors or secateurs so that the plant can put more energy into the newer, healthier growth.

 

Strobilanthes dyerianus - Persian Shield Toxicity

Generally speaking, members of the Acanthaceae family are non-toxic. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the sap of Persian Shield may be irritating to skin.

 

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– Metro – We Deliver Within A 50km Radius Of Major Cities
– Regional- If you are not within 50km of a metro city, shop at our regional store and we offer a select range of plants that can be posted through Australia Post

 

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– Free shipping is available to Metro areas (Zone 1- within 25km of CBD) if you spend over $299. Zone 2+3 receive a $15 discount over this spend. Regional freight doesn't get discounted freight.
– Shipping is $25.95. Orders up to 50km outside of the CBD are hand delivered to your door. Those outside of the 50km zone can shop in our Regional store and deliveries are sent via Australia Post via Regular Post.
– $5.95 handling fee is applied to all orders for cardboard, packing and dispatch. Regional orders are charged at $3 per item. Dispatching via AusPost takes a lot of care and detail. Each plant is individually wrapped, taped and stuck to the base of the box.
– If you shop more than once during your cycle, just add your order number at checkout to combine your order and receive free shipping.
– Please note WA, NT and TA are not currently available on our online shop and we can't ship to these areas.

 

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  • Brisbane - Thu, 8th August to Sun, 11th August
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  • Melbourne – Tues, 13th August to Fri, 16th August
  • Canberra – Thu, 15th August to Sun, 18th August
  • Adelaide – Mon, 12th August to Fri, 16th August
  • Regional Store – Dispatch will occur by Sat, 10th August. We offer Regular Australia Post delivery. All Regional orders are dispatched from our Brisbane warehouse.
  • Please note pick-ups are no longer facilitated.

 

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Please note we will attempt 1 delivery to your location. If you’re not home, our driver will find a safe spot to leave your order. If unsuccessful and it’s not safe to leave, you will be required to collect your order from our storage facility. You’ll get a notification about your missed delivery, so you can pick your item up in person. Please email our team so we can confirm a date and time for you to pick it up.

 

Notes
– Delivery to a Parcel collection point is not possible.
– Please ensure the address you have nominated can accept deliveries on the weekend and during the week including holidays. We are not able to facilitate – only weekend and only weekday deliveries.
– We are also not able to update with ETA on timings other than the above delivery window, as this does become quite hard for us to manage expectations.
– Changes to delivery addresses are not possible once the order is placed.

 

We will do our best when packing but please allow for some leaf damage during transportation due to packaging or climate change. If your plant looks like it has wilted during transit, we recommend giving it some water right away – this should help it to recover and settle in or reach out to our horticulturalists on Facebook for more help.

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