Strobilanthes gossypinus

Strobilanthes gossypinus

  • Strobilanthes gossypinus
  • Strobilanthes gossypinus
  • Flower name
    Strobilanthes gossypinus
  • Scientific name
    Strobilanthes gossypinus
  • AliasStrobilanthes gossypinus, ストロビランデス, Persian Shield
  • Place of originIndia and Sri Lanka
  • Place of floweringGreenhouse, Potted flower, Ornamental plants
  • Flowering seasonApril, May, June, July, August, September, October

What is Strobilanthes gossypinus

Strobilanthes gossypinus or Persian Shield (scientific name: Strobilanthes gossypinus), native to India and Sri Lanka, is a small tropical shrub in the family Acanthaceae. It has white hairs on the leaf surface and the leaves grow in pairs. It produces light purple funnel-shaped flowers on spreading inflorescences from spring to autumn. The tips of the tubular flowers have five lobes.

Common name: Strobilanthes gossypinus, scientific name: Strobilanthes gossypinus, botanical name: Persian Shield,Origin: India, Sri Lanka; Height: 1.5 m; Leaf shape: elliptic; Leaf length: 10 cm; Inflorescence: opposite; Flower color: light purple; Flower diameter: 2 cm; Flower shape: tubular; Flowering season: April-October; Usage: houseplant, potted flower..


  • Eye
    Lamiales
  • Family
    Acanthaceae
  • Genus
    Strobilanthes
  • Species
    S. gossypinus
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Funnel/trumpet shaped
  • Leaf type
    Oval
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typesmall tropical shrub
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 150.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.0 cm

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