5 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Golden Shrimp Plant Overview
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.
Common problems with Golden Shrimp Plant
White flies and Red spider mites may be troublesome when grown indoors. Provide good ventilation to keep plants healthy.
How to harvest Golden Shrimp Plant
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Golden Shrimp Plant
Root soft wood cuttings in summer (using bottom heat will help too) and a moist light potting mix.
Special features of Golden Shrimp Plant
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.
Other uses of Golden Shrimp Plant
Grown for their flowers.