Strobilanthes dyeriana (Persian Shield)
Native Plants

Strobilanthes dyeriana (Persian Shield)

Scientific name: Strobilanthes dyeriana

Common names: Persian Shield, Royal Purple Plant

Family: Acanthaceae

Genus: Strobilanthes

Origin: Myanmar

Height: 1 to 4 feet

Spread: 2 to 3 feet

Zones: 9 through 11


Strobilanthes dyeriana (Persian Shield) native region.

Plant Care

Sun: Full sun to partial shade

Water: Moderately watered, keep moist, but well drained

Soil: Needs good drainage in containers

Frost Tolerant: No

Drought Tolerant: No



Methods: Seed, Cuttage

Take stem cuttings of at least 1 to 3 inches, place in soil and keep moist and roots will appear.1


Not known at this time.

Cited Sources

  1. 1.
    Strobilanthes dyeriana. Royal Horticultural Society. Accessed March 7, 2019.
  2. 2.
    Strobilanthes dyeriana. Floridata. Accessed March 7, 2019.
  3. 3.
    Strobilanthes dyerianus. Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed March 10, 2019.

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