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Offline Johan & Paula

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Please ID: Strobilanthes dyerianus(Persian Shield)
« on: January 31, 2011, 17:19:24 PM »
Please can anyone give an ID?
« Last Edit: February 03, 2011, 18:05:28 PM by Johan & Paula »
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Re: Please ID
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 17:35:23 PM »
We call that Persian Shield, the real name is Strobilanthes dyerianus. I love it.
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 20:44:19 PM »
Do you perhaps know where it originate from?
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Re: Please ID
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 20:44:19 PM »
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« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2011, 21:39:28 PM »
I didn't know so I did a quick search and.... Myanmar (formerly called Burma) is where it is originally from. I keep some over the winter indoors here and put it out in the Spring.
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Re: Please ID
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 01:02:34 AM »
We call that Persian Shield, the real name is Strobilanthes dyerianus. I love it.


Thanks for the Id John  :)


Johan
It is beautiful, just love the metallic look  :love:

PS. Can you please be as kind and modify the title of this thread so it correctly reflects the name so that it can be found easily in the future  :)
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 17:46:09 PM »
nice!  It should be renamed: Strobilanthes hermawantsone.
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« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 18:18:48 PM »
nice!  It should be renamed: Strobilanthes hermawantsone.

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Re: Please ID: Strobilanthes dyerianus(Persian Shield)
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2011, 18:09:34 PM »
Thanks for reminding me Abby.The title is modified
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Re: Please ID: Strobilanthes dyerianus(Persian Shield)
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 23:32:54 PM »

     Johan & Paula,
     That is a lovely plant.  I just love the colors, and the leaf patterns.

     John,
     How does it do as a houseplant?

     Mike
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Re: Please ID: Strobilanthes dyerianus(Persian Shield)
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 03:07:44 AM »
It does fine indoors. I start cuttings each fall and grow them over the winter. In the spring I repot them and put them in containers outdoors. I usually have some in a planter on the picnic table. I pinch them back so they get bushy. Some flower some don't, but we enjoy the foliage anyway. They do like good light and I only water them when they are dry. I think over watering is not a good thing, but then again there are times when we get rain every day it seems.
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