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Questions About Persian Shield Plants

Asked by
Shahin on
April 5, 2015

Q. Persian Shield

I bought this Persian shield about a couple of weeks ago and my plant was doing well. I was taking care of it as per your suggestion written in your article about it. It has been raining here for last five days. First two days my Persian shield was under direct rain. Then I moved it under my porch and it was fine. Today morning my plant was looking a little weak. Right now I find it like this(picture attached). Please suggest what to do.

According to your suggestion I’m caring for my polka dot and aluminum plant and both of them are doing well.

Thanking you,
Shahin.

Answered by
shelley on
April 6, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

Persian shields need even moisture, but not tremendous amounts. I think your plant got over-watered when it was out in the rain for two days. I would recommend that you allow the soil to dry out some then re-pot the plant into a clean pot (with bottom drainage holes) in fresh potting soil. Inspect the plant for root-rot before re-potting and trim off any damaged roots.

For more information on the care of persian shield plants, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/persian-shield/growing-persian-shield-indoors.htm

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Asked by
JOVANNA on
October 16, 2015

Q. saving Persian shield

I just bought a Persian shield plant and immediately it began to wilt. Is it too late to save? What can I do to save it? I can just buy another one but I feel there is still hope for it. Help!

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
October 17, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

If a newly purchased plant wilts it could be several different reasons.

The change in environment can stress plants. Proper watering and light conditions are important.

If the plant is dry you can place the pot in a sink or bowl of water and allow the plant to drink the water for 15 to 20 mins. Then let the plant sit to drain any excess water.
If the plant was overwatered, allow it to dry out. This can be more difficult to overcome as root rot sets in quickly.

Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/persian-shield/growing-persian-shield-indoors.htm

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Asked by
marty furillo on
November 20, 2015

Q. my persian plant

I have a Persian plant. I cut it all the way down. Is it possible I may have killed the plant?

Answered by
shelley on
November 21, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

The prognosis is good - it should regrow from the roots in the spring. For more information on the care of persian shield visit https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/persian-shield/growing-persian-shield-indoors.htm.

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Asked by
Harleyed101 on
May 23, 2016

Q. Persian shield

2 weeks in sandy ground of South Florida. Do these plants need watering every day or only when newly planted? In clusters of 3 plants 1 or 2 wilt and the others look great until I water them and all look good.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 25, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

Persian Shield does do best in a container planting.
It does prefer well draining soil, a very sandy planting area may be difficult to grow in.
Regular watering is needed to keep them from wilting. In hot weather you may need to water several times a day.
Here is a link to refresh you on the care requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/persian-shield/growing-persian-shield-indoors.htm

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Asked by
terryjanis on
October 4, 2016

Q. Persian shield

What do you do with it in winter? Should it be trimmed back?

Answered by
Alisma on
October 5, 2016
Certified Expert
A.

It shouldn't need cutting back in the winter. Persian Shield is hardy only in zones 9 and above, so in colder zones it must be brought indoors or will need protection, such as a layer of mulch placed over the roots.

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Asked by
blaszkiw on
April 6, 2017

Q. Persian shield outdoors

Something is eating the leaves on one of my plants any idea what it could be located in south Georgia thank you

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 7, 2017
Certified Expert
Asked by
leilakeigans on
June 13, 2018

Q. What soil to use for a Persian Shield?

What kind of soil do I repot a Persian Shield in?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 14, 2018
Certified Expert
A.

A site rich in organic matter or amended with a 2-inch layer of compost provides a good growing location.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/houseplants/persian-shield/growing-persian-shield-indoors.htm

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