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Strobilanthes Persian Shield

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Very vigorous with excellent heat tolerance. Works well in mixed containers, baskets and window boxes.

Culture Guide

Culture Guide

General Information

Height: 18-24" (46-61cm)
Spread: 24" (61cm)
Exposure: Partial Sun, Sun

Propagation Guide

Tray Sizes (cells/tray): 50, 72, 84, 105
Rooting Hormone: No
Average Days with Mist: 7-12
Pinch: Optional
Average Propagation Time (weeks): 4-5
Comments: Pinch 18-21 days after sticking to improve branching. Allow root system to develop sufficiently before transplanting.


Soil pH: 5.8-6.2
Light Levels (fc): 3,000-6,000
Temperature Day: 74-79°F (23-26°C)
Temperature Night: 59-64°F (15-18°C)
Fertilization (ppm N): 175-225
No. of Pinches: 1-3
Plant Growth Regulators (S=spray / (D=Drench: Generally not needed.
Pests: Whitefly
Diseases: Root rot
Comments: Moderate light levels produce more colorful foliage. Pinch early to shape. Feed regularly to maintain growth.

Crop Time (weeks)

4- to 5-inch (10- to 13-cm) Pots, Quarts:
6-inch (15-cm) Pots, Gallons: 1-2 ppp, 8-10 weeks
10- to 12-inch (25- to 30-cm) Tubs or Baskets: 3-5 ppp, 10-13 weeks
Strobilanthes Persian Shield

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