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docthrill

My daughter Sarah is @saguaro and my videos are posted on the app Candide, I’m plantdad-docthrill I Live in central California 👨🏻‍🌾

Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield'

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docthrill

Incredible for a #flashbackfriday

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charlotte

Lovely colour

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docthrill

Yes it’s still going with freezing temperatures at night #foliagefriday

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docthrill

It’s getting so big. Gave it a good feeding today, the colors should start to pop more. #foliagefriday #purple

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leafylife

Is it getting enough sun?

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docthrill

I think everyone should try #persianshield #beautiful #darkfoliage #purple #leafpaterns

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italydiva

Stunning, what fabulous colours! 😀

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docthrill

@leafylife only afternoon sun. Our temperatures were in the triple digits until 5 days ago and was cooking it so I put it in the shade. If you look back on my older picture. All leaves were a vibrant purple

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leafylife

Holy Moses lol where are you? I've been scrambling for 2 weeks to get all mine indoors because we're getting into the high 40s at night. Saw your previous pics, that's what mine is like big bold and beautiful 😍

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docthrill

@leafylife I live in California the Central Valley very hot until 4 days ago or so.

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docthrill

#purple and she’s amazing and beautiful enough for #colorpop #persianshield #foliagefriday #beautiful

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juliesgarden

Love this 💜💜

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k8dbug

This is gorgeous! Another plant I’ve never heard of or seen and now I want, want, want.

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docthrill

One of my favorite @k8dbug there common in the spring here in center California.

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docthrill

This is the time of year #persian-shield really have a fast growth period. One of my favorites #foliagefriday #bestofjuly #beautiful

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docthrill

Well two of the three plants are taking off with nice growth and color, the third will get there eventually #purple #shiny #beautiful

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lesliecole49

These are so pretty!

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docthrill

Love beautiful #foliage

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docthrill

One of my favorite #foliage #beautiful #nightshot

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docthrill

Got this at my local grocery store today. So bright already at 4 inches tall. #persian-shield #foliagefriday #bestofmarch #beautiful #purple I’ll repot it tomorrow with some coffee grounds to make that purple pop.

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juliesgarden

Amazing 🤩

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flof1952

Beautiful David 👌😯💜

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hkyfvr

Such a vibrant colour. Love these. 💜💜

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docthrill

Got this at my local grocery store today. So bright already at 4 inches tall. #persian-shield #foliagefriday #bestofmarch #beautiful #purple

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mst

I had one last year but aphids took over. Do you have that problem?

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docthrill

No problems at all for me @mst but mine was in a greenhouse

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docthrill

#throwbackthursday

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kelsey92

U still got this one

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hkyfvr

Such a beauty 💜💜

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docthrill

No @kelsey92 it’s a throw back Thursday. They were the first to sell

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kelsey92

U need get a new one.

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docthrill

Thanks @hkyfvr

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docthrill

I have a cutting rooting @kelsey92

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 😍

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cheriej

I just love this stuff!! I saw some last fall in Massachusetts paired with a chartreuse coleus. It was outstanding! I’m hoping to find some at the nursery this spring. Yours was fabulous!!

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docthrill

Thank you @cheriej one of my favorites

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heatherdirtyhands

Love love love!!💜💜

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docthrill

We have a few of these, love #persiansheild

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docthrill

Persian Shield is one of gods greatest creations #foliagefriday

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mandajayne

Agree that is just wonderful.

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docthrill

Also a little more than a year old and have more pots of them from cuttings this year

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crabby58

Oh...ok..i see it better here. What lovely color💚💜

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Racheltheredhead

Tell me how you propagate it.

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docthrill

@Racheltheredhead in water under grow lights and they root fast and easy. I will do several cuttings for one pot for a nice full plant. This one is my original plant

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docthrill

Beautiful and one of my most favorite plants #bestofjuly

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docthrill

Looks more amazing every day, this Persian Shield is a year old and definitely #longlasting #foliagefriday

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hkyfvr

Wowzers 💜

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novicegardenlover

💜💚💜

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crabby58

That is so beautiful😍

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docthrill

I can’t help but post this beautiful #foliage all the time. It’s filling out more every week. This is from last year and it even better this year

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docthrill

So beautiful for #foliagefriday #persian-shield

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Dragon_Warrior

@docthrill you always have stunning foliage 😍

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juliesgarden

Gorgeous colour 💜

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italydiva

Beautiful 🤩

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hkyfvr

Such vibrant colours 💜

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docthrill

Thanks 🙏 ladies, @juliesgarden @italydiva and @hkyfvr the purple is an amazing color for the garden. #foliageforcolor

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hkyfvr

Always welcome 💜💜

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pooh4jvn

Such wonderful color addition to a garden!

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docthrill

Thanks @pooh4jvn but I’ve had them for over a year, the smaller ones are cuttings from the same plant. I rarely get new plants anymore. Too many already.

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crabby58

💟beautiful💟

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docthrill

One of my favorite plants, and she’s just getting started. This plant is a little more than a year old and filling out quite nicely after pruning. #foliagefriday

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cowdenkyle

It looks like it's glowing. I need to give these a try someday👍

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docthrill

There awesome @cowdenkyle

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docthrill

My young Persian Shields are looking amazing 🤩

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hkyfvr

They are so stunning. Love their colours. 👍😍

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docthrill

Foliage is my thing, and the colors of the Persian Shield is a perfect example of why.

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lovestogarden

Magnificent! #foliage

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italydiva

Spectacular!

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cowdenkyle

Awesome colors😯

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docthrill

Mama plant is finally putting her purple on. #leafking

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docthrill

Purple is amazing on new leaves #leafking

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dadayba

It sure is 💜💚

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docthrill

This cuttings is starting to take off

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docthrill

Even the old faded leaves of the Persian Shield is still beautiful as they age to a silver color.

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docthrill

I love the color of #persian-shield the leaf patterns are incredible

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docthrill

Finally getting new leaves on my Persian Shield cuttings. Love the bright purple of new leaves

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InsomniacMom

I got one of these yesterday. It is so vibrant!

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docthrill

One of my #persian-shield cuttings decided it would give me a flower 😊

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lesliecole49

Well, hello there

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docthrill

Now a year old now and have 7 clones of her. Instead of one Persian Shield in a pot I’m going to do a bunch in one big pot this year. On of my favorite foliage

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docthrill

I truly think Persian Shield is one of the most beautiful foliage there is, not many posts today, I suspect everyone is watching the news. Trump sure knows how to make our country look bad #treasuredplants one of my favorites #tropical

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philstalder

Love that plant. Trump not so much.....wait, not at all. ☹️

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docthrill

@philstalder two weeks from now should be better. What a day today though. Agreed, Trump, not so much

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docthrill

The #persian-shield is a perfect foliage for #foliagefriday #bestofnovember #bestof2020

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heatherdirtyhands

Mine looks like trash

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LisaCollection

Beautiful, so lush 🌿🌿🌿

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docthrill

Do a cutting @heatherdirtyhands and start all over. Mine is only 7 months old. There easy to clone with a cutting in water, and a nice south facing windows fo 3 weeks. Bada bing, bada bang, new plant

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docthrill

Pulled this #persian-shield out so I could raise the height of the #peace-lily to fill the space better. I knew the Persian Shield was tall but I didn’t know it was that tall.

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philstalder

Wow I thought they were like ground covers. That’s amazing. Now I have to get one. 👍 @docthrill

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lesliecole49

And cuttings take so well and quickly! @philstalder

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Prettypotty

Ooh that’s beautiful... pity you can’t send cuttings to the UK!🤪

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docthrill

Now it’s time for a #persian-shield cloning

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sherrisgarden

Gorgeous 😍

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saguaro

dibs! ☝🏻🥰

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docthrill

It’s for you Sarah @saguaro

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Racheltheredhead

How do you propagate it? I bought 4. I’d love to make more to share.

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docthrill

A cutting in water just what you see in the picture @Racheltheredhead wait for a good amount of roots then put it soil. You can also use rooting powder put it in soil and dome for a few weeks.

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docthrill

You can definitely tell that our plants are very happy after there fall fertilizer dose. There colors are incredible. #foliagefriday

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philstalder

Wow, what fertilizer do you use. Amazing 🤩

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docthrill

Light doses of miracle grow @philstalder I always less than recommended measure to feed them. Let the lava rocks I put in the bottom of every pot do there think. Volcanic materials and soil is the best on the planet. I noticed right away, when I started using lava rock the plants were doing so much better. I either pot it in the bottom of pots or on top of the soil

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philstalder

Oh ok thanks. I put a few inches of pumice in the bottom of my new succulent bowls. I haven’t fertilized this year so thanks for the info. All your plant look amazing. 👍

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lesliecole49

Interesting, where do you get them?

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docthrill

I have a specialty nursery a few miles from my house. @lesliecole49 they specialize in hard to find plants

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lesliecole49

The lava rocks....?

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docthrill

Some awesome #purple in #macro

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emch

#interestingfoliage

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hkyfvr

Fantastic foliage 💜💚

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TexasTanya

David, you KNOW how much I love these!! Great pic!!

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docthrill

Here’s some amazing #purple for #foliagefriday @ausgardentags

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hkyfvr

Love this. Such amazing colours 💜😊

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docthrill

#purple #persian-shield is amazing #foliage and it stands out in this part of the garden

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jmlincoln

Love, love, love! On my want list!

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philstalder

Very nice. What do you fertilize it with. @docthrill

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docthrill

Just miraclgrow @philstalder spring and fall. All the plants in the garden house do extremely well

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philstalder

Great, thanks. 👍

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sabbanrula

Oh it’s special 😍😍 love it

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docthrill

This amazing #persian-shield is tucked in nicely among many other beauties. Great for #foliagefriday

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ShelleySnyder

It's amazing looking David!💘😍

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docthrill

Thank you @ShelleySnyder very much

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ShelleySnyder

Very welcome!💘😍

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hkyfvr

Love your Persian Shield. On my wish list. So striking💕😊🧡

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docthrill

Pretty purple leaf patterns with lots of #texture

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docthrill

My Persian Shield with som friends #foliagefriday

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italydiva

Love this one 👌

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ShelleySnyder

Looking good!💘😍

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TexasTanya

I love it! Great picture!

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docthrill

More color in our garden. Stunning purple for #colorpop

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ShelleySnyder

I adore this!!💘😍

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shawnasea

Gorgeous!

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italydiva

That is stunning...n my wish list 😊

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docthrill

Help me identify this plant my neighbor gave this pretty little thing today but he didn’t know what it was. Nor do I !

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jaynehynesburton

I'm no good with these things but it's similar to a Persian shield

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shaz831

#strobilanthesdyeriana #persian-shield agree with @jaynehynesburton

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jaynehynesburton

Thanks Shaz 😊 @shaz831

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charlotte

No idea. But it's a lovely colour

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KariSamuel

I love this! I can't keep them alive though! 💜💜💜

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docthrill

@KeriSamuel they have to kept in a very humid environment is the trick. My garden house is just that. It only had one vent and the watering of my food plants in the ground every morning or event provide the needed humidity.

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docthrill

A great terrarium plant if you don’t have a green house

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