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Strobilanthes Dyerianus Plant (Peacock Plant, Persian Shield)

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1)Name of Plant ( common Name/ scientific name)- Peacock plant/ Strobilanthes Dyerianus

2) Type of plant (Indoor/outdoor)- Indoor

3) Size of pot it comes in-  5inches

4) Seasonal/ perennial-  Perennial

5) Flowering/ Foliage-  Foliage

6) Place to keep- Bright Indirect Sumlight


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Strobilanthes Dyerianus Plant

About Strobilanthes Dyerianus Plant

With beautiful purple leaves, Strobilanthes dyerianus plant is a tender perennial that makes a dramatic addition to any garden. Native to Myanmar (Burma), this evergreen sub-shrub in the acanthus family (Acanthaceae) with the common name of Persian Shield has been grown since Victorian times for its ornamental foliage indoors and out. Persian shield flourish when the weather is cool, but grows quickly under hot and humid conditions to form a large, bushy and mounded plant. Moreover this soft-stemmed herbaceous shrub can grow up to 5 feet tall and 3 feet wide, but typically remains much smaller when grown in containers or in cooler climates.

The opposite and lance-shaped leaves have lightly toothed edges and prominent veins creating an almost quilted look. Furthermore the foliage is a deep purple, lilac and green overlaid with silvery highlights on older leaves, creating an unusual metallic or iridescent sheen on the upper surface. In mild climates, older plants produce short conical spikes of insignificant flowers held above the foliage in fall or winter. The funnel-shaped, pale blue to lilac-colored flowers are five-lobed, with two, three or four stamens. Lastly the flowers emerge from sticky brachts, opening sequentially along the spike, so the plant remains in bloom for a long time.

Plant specification

Common Name

Persian Shield, Strobilanthes dyerianus

Maximum Reachable Height 3-5 feet
Flower Colour Pale blue
Bloom Time Winter
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Strobilanthes Dyerianus Plant Care


  • It grows well in bright indirect sunlight.


  • Soil should be well drain and porus.


  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Also apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Besides do not overwater the Strobilanthes dyerianus plant .
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • Also during the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • In Addition apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged Strobilanthes dyerianus plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • Furthermore for any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.


  • Do not over water the Strobilanthes dyerianus plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Initial care for 1-2 weeks after receiving plant at your location.

  • Check the moisture in the soil before watering it.
  • Moreover poke your finger into the soil, if dry then apply water.
  • Keep the Strobilanthes dyerianus plant in indirect light.
  • Lastly do not repot immediately after receiving it.

Special feature of Strobilanthes Dyerianus Plant

Beautiful indoor and outdoor plant with beautiful purple leaves.

Ornamental uses of Strobilanthes Dyerianus

  • It is an excellent landscape plant for adding colours. It also makes a perfect pot plant for indoor garden.

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Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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  1. Mamta Bhardwaj

    Very beautiful and healthy plant

    Mamta Bhardwaj

  2. anita.chadha3170 (verified owner)

    Very beautiful plant and also good courier service..thanks wildroots