September 29, 2022

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Not too long ago I stumbled across a plant recipe referred to as “This is the Daily life.” Not only was it a selection of some of my favourite plants but it was also a wake-up phone to an old preferred: the Persian Protect. 

Acknowledged botanically as Strobilanthes dyerianus, it is native to Burma and has 8-inch-extended leaves that are iridescent in shades of purple, lilac and pink with purple-maroon on the undersides. If these colours are not wonderful adequate, the foliage seems to be as even though it has a light coat of silver electroplated to the leaf. 

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