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Shrimp plant

Justicia brandegeeana

False Hop, Shrimp bush, Brazilian shower plant, Caterpillars, Fountain plant, Lobster plant, Mexican shrimp plant

This evergreen species will produce an array of arching salmon to rose-pink or pale yellow bracts which are surrounded by white flowers in the summer. It will grow to a height of 1m and has a spread of 60cm.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Summer, Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings
Take softwood cuttings in summer & semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.

Special features

Geography

Origin
Mexico, America, North

Environment

Light
Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Compost, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Frost hardiness
Tender

Uses

Notes
Grown as a houseplant this evergreen can be moved outside into sheltered patio during the summer.

Personality

Family
Acanthaceae
Flower colour
Yellow, Red, Multi coloured
Scent
None

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