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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Jun 16, 2016 12:55 AM CST
I bought a stunning Persian Shield recently. It is in indirect sunlight, but cannot understand why the leaves are turning brown. Any advice how to stop/prevent that would be a blessing! It seems to be quite a delicate plant. But the beautiful purple color is what I love about it.
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Jun 16, 2016 4:17 AM CST
Persian Shield requires warmth and very high humidity to grow well. Is this an indoor or outdoor plant?
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plantladylin
Jun 16, 2016 8:07 AM CST
Persian Shield (Strobilanthes auriculatus var. dyeriana) does like high humidity, which we have a lot of here in Florida but I've never had much luck growing them. The leaves on my plants always seemed to get raggedy looking after a very short time so I'd end up throwing them out.

One time when I was cleaning our back porch, I took a raggedy looking Persian Shield and sat it under some shrubs in full shade at the corner of the deck and promptly forgot about it. A few months later I was weeding that area and noticed the Persian Shield looked gorgeous! It was in an area of full shade that got regular watering twice a week from our irrigation system. Even though we didn't have frost, a chilly winter with a few nights dropping to the low to mid 30's ended up totally killing it.

I notice that our database shows zone 8 for Strobilanthes but I don't think they will survive frosts and freezes.
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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Jun 16, 2016 8:51 AM CST
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Calif_Sue
Jun 16, 2016 10:58 AM CST

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Too dry inside the house, I would leave it outside, and as mentioned, under some shade. Keep it well watered but not overly wet. Hopefully being near the ocean you should have a bit more humidity.
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Name: Debbie
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ChefDebbie
Jun 16, 2016 1:48 PM CST
A million thanks, Suzanne. Will put it outside completely in shade & keep an eye on it for the next few days & let you know how it is doing. Do I take it in at night or leave it out there?
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Calif_Sue
Jun 16, 2016 1:59 PM CST

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Leave it outside, you don't get that cold at night. Thumbs up
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ChefDebbie
Jun 16, 2016 3:32 PM CST
Isn't that the truth! I put it outside in the most shaded area then made a makeshift shield around just to be sure the sun didn't get to it. Everyone here is so kind & helpful , it really is incredibly amazing
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 16, 2016 8:44 PM CST

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I agree Thumbs up it's a wonderful site!
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Name: Debbie
Ventura County, CA
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ChefDebbie
Jun 17, 2016 8:53 AM CST
Suzanne, I know it's only been 1 day since following your advice regarding leaving the plant outside, however, I just checked on it & the leaves seem to be slightly perkier- will continue to monitor it & let you know how it is doing.
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Name: Suzanne/Sue
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Calif_Sue
Jun 17, 2016 9:48 AM CST

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Green Grin! Thumbs up
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