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docthrill

I live in Fresno California and have small garden spaces. Been gardening for a bit more than a year now and definitely have a green thumb. Look 👀

Strobilanthes dyeriana 'Persian Shield'

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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 #fromabove

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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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cyndi

#persianshield

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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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