• Strobilanthes Persian Shield
    ‘Persian Shield’

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

      Average propagation time for perennials includes 3-5 weeks to bulk-up the liner before beginning cold treatment when started in late Summer or early Autumn.

      Comments: Pinch 18-21 days after sticking to improve branching. Allow root system to develop sufficiently before transplanting.
  • Finishing
    • 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
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