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  • Strobilanthes Persian Shield
    ‘Persian Shield’

Strobilanthes 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
    • 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.
    • 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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