Persian Shield (Strobilanthes dyeriana) is a flowering plant from the Acantháceae family. Its homeland is Myanmar (Burma) and Madagascar. Gardeners and plant enthusiasts appreciate this greenie for its high decorativeness and grow it worldwide.
Strobilanthes dyeriana is an evergreen shrub. It reaches up to 3 feet (1m) in height. The plant has oval leaves with a long pointed tip, up to 12 inches (30 cm) long and 4 inches (10 cm) wide. Young leaves are silvery purple along the veins, dark green along the edge, and purple underneath. With age, the foliage loses its purple color. The Persian Shield plants flower in summer.