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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 8:36 AM CST
Beautiful plant and picture, Lin. Thumbs up

Have you ever noticed any bug damage on the Persian Shield? So many times, I'll order plants just for their foliage and they're destroyed by insects; right when I need them to look their best!

I'd be very excited to find that this one is not a bug magnet.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2013 8:52 AM CST
Hi Chelle,

I grew Strobilanthes as a container plant for six or seven years, with the pot situated next to a bench in a shady corner of the backyard. I never had any problems with pests but I've read that they can be attacked by whiteflies and aphids, usually if they are stressed from drought conditions. For a more bushy shape they need pinching or they tend to get leggy. I no longer have this plant as it was lost to a winter freeze ... I should have moved it to the porch or inside and forgot.

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 8:57 AM CST
Thanks, Lin.

I appreciate your help!

I found these offered at a reasonable price, so I may add them to my order. Thumbs up
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2013 9:22 AM CST
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Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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Dutchlady1
Jan 15, 2013 11:03 AM CST
They also do very well at the Naples Botanical Garden and we have seen no pests on them at all.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 11:29 AM CST
Thanks, Hetty.

It's so helpful to have this information! Hurray!

My feet may be frozen Hilarious! , but my head is dreaming of summer container combos today... Big Grin
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2013 12:22 PM CST
chelle said:My feet may be frozen but my head is dreaming of summer container combos today... Big Grin

I hope your feet warm up soon Chelle! I'm sitting out on my deck barefoot, in shorts and T-shirt. It's currently a sunny 77ºF here. We've been blessed with nice winter weather this year; my part of Florida has been experiencing temp's 10º above normal for January which is usually our coldest month!

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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
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chelle
Jan 15, 2013 12:29 PM CST
Nice! Very nice! Hurray! I remember well those gloriously warm Florida winter days. Lovey dubby

Temps had soared to a balmy 14 degrees here when I drove to school this morning! Hilarious!

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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
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plantladylin
Jan 15, 2013 12:30 PM CST
Oh my goodness ... 14º???? Brrrr, that is COLD!
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jan 15, 2013 12:53 PM CST
I have Persian Shield here. I usually take a few cuttings and leave the rest out...so far it has come back for me in spite of the occasional hard freeze. No bugs and pretty blooms.
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Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
Jan 16, 2013 11:48 AM CST
Thanks, Ginger!

How quickly do new plants root? Do you usually start them in water or planting mix?
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Jan 16, 2013 1:47 PM CST
Never paid attention to how long it takes to root Shrug! I put the cuttings in water and let them hang out in the GH as I really don't have a sunny window...too many trees.
Each cloud has a silver lineing if only you look for it.
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana - Zone 5b
I'm always on my way out the door..
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Forum moderator Garden Sages Garden Ideas: Master Level Dog Lover Cottage Gardener
Native Plants and Wildflowers Plant Identifier Organic Gardener Keeps Horses Hummingbirder Hosted a Not-A-Raffle-Raffle
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chelle
May 19, 2013 3:01 PM CST
I'm getting ready to pot these up tomorrow, and I just had to revisit this page to say again: thanks for all the helpful info that's been shared here! Thumbs up

I'll try really hard to keep from sunburning these beauties.
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Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
Region: United States of America Morning Glories Region: Florida Houseplants Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Procrastinator Birds Butterflies Bee Lover Hummingbirder Container Gardener
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plantladylin
May 19, 2013 6:33 PM CST
chelle said:I'm getting ready to pot these up tomorrow, and I just had to revisit this page to say again: thanks for all the helpful info that's been shared here! I tip my hat to you. I'll try really hard to keep from sunburning these beauties.
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