In summer the bright leaves of the Persian shield plant (Strobilanthes dyerianus) are so unusual it is hard to believe they are natural.
It produces 4- to 7-inch (10 to 18 cm.) long, slender leaves tipped with a point. They are slightly serrated and have deep green veins with purple to silver on the entire surface of the leaf.
This was grown from a cutting and now has good roots visible through the clear pot.