Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. – Downside: mildly toxic to pets and humans. Tender, but is easy to overwinter as cuttings. Persian Shield (strobilanthes dyerianus) – Does well in the hot indoor air common in winter – Keep soil moist and humid – Vibrant purple flowers are easy way to add color to an interior space – Upside: safe for pets and humans. YAY!!!). I was sad my local Lowe’s did not carry it this year. DEAR SIMONE: You’re growing Strobilanthes dyerianus, commonly called Persian shield.The striking metallic purple-hued tropical plant grows equally well … not solid clay. Strobilanthes dyerianus or The Persian shield is a rarity: a foliage plant that features shiny, purple, and striking leaves. I grew it the past two years. Daun Prasman | Ayapana triplinervis Bagian yang digunakan: Daun. Growth Habit. Message and data rates may apply. Persian shield, Royal purple plant . Flower Family. They may be pretty, but plants aren’t necessarily pet friendly. S. dyerianus. All Rights Reserved. It is not an irritant of the skin nor is it toxic to ingest, though I’m sure it would not be pleasant to eat.