Also known as
False Hop, Shrimp Bush, Brazilian Shower Plant, Caterpillars, Fountain Plant, Lobster Plant, Mexican Shrimp Plant, Honolulu-Salvia, False Hop
10 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
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Shrimp Plant Overview
Justicia brandegeeana is an evergreen species that produces an array of arching salmon to rose-pink or pale yellow bracts surrounding white flowers in the summer. It will grow to a height of around 1m and has a spread of approximately 60cm. It has a bushy habit and is not frost hardy, keep above 10 degrees Celsius, plant in a position of partial sun, in moist, well-draining soil for optimal growth.
How to harvest Shrimp Plant
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Shrimp Plant
Take softwood cuttings in summer & semi-hardwood cuttings in late summer or early autumn.
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Other uses of Shrimp Plant
Grown as a houseplant this evergreen can be moved outside into sheltered patio during the summer.
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