- Flower nameStrobilanthes gossypinus
- Scientific nameStrobilanthes 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..