Golden Shrimp Plant
Lollipop Plant, Golden Candles, Yellow Shrimp-Plant, Yellow-Candles
Evergreen shrub species that typically grows to around a metre tall, producing dark green, lance-shaped foliage. Flowers are 2-lipped, white and surrounded by large, showy yellow modified leaves, termed bracts. Pachystachys lutea is a tender species, it is grown outdoors in warm and tropical climates and indoors as a container plant in colder climates.
Generally not harvested.
Root soft wood cuttings in summer (using bottom heat will help too) and a moist light potting mix.
Plant in a fast draining potting soil mix. Keep the soil damp and water frequently during summer, sparingly winter time. Repot every 2 - 3 years.
Place indoors in areas of bright light but no direct sunlight.
South America, Peru
Soil PH preference
White flies and Red spider mites may be troublesome when grown indoors. Provide good ventilation to keep plants healthy.