All Things Gardening forum: Persian Shield

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Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
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Freedombelle
Aug 4, 2017 9:50 AM CST
I love Persian shield, I bought a few and potted them together, will need a bigger pot! Then I take them in for winter and out again in spring. And I like that no pests bother them.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Aug 7, 2017 5:35 PM CST
I agree I love that plant. I am going to start some cuttings from mine and bring in the mother plant inside again this winter. I like to have several of them so I can put it in different pots in the summer. They are easy to root in a glass of water.
Name: Linda
Omaha, N.E (Zone 5b)
Always room to plant one more!
Cat Lover Birds Region: Nebraska Butterflies Hummingbirder Bookworm
Critters Allowed Houseplants Garden Ideas: Level 1
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Freedombelle
Oct 9, 2017 1:36 PM CST
Brought my Persian Shield in for the season as it is suppose to be 39 degrees tonight. Will see how the new environment makes it react, however if it gets to not look so well I think I can just cut it down and it will regrow?
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Oct 9, 2017 1:43 PM CST
It's a beautiful plant, so I hope it will do well for you. It is one of the ones I struggle with. It's not happy inside or out at my place. When happy it can be pruned, and the cuttings rooted. It grows quickly when it's happy.
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Name: aud/odd
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
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Cinta
Oct 9, 2017 11:58 PM CST
Mine never looks pretty inside. I just concentrate on it staying alive until Summer. The leaves lose the purple color they looked more silver/gray. It likes moist soil.

It will drop a lot of leaves and look like it is dying. Just keep it a little dry but not bone dry. I water about once a month or two when it has fewer leaves. Don't worry, You will have a bigger prettier plant when you put it outside next year.
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