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Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeana

SKU
05409
A terrific tropical shrub to use in pots on patios, or feature in entryways. Bright rosy-pink to salmon-colored flower-like bracts are sure to garner attention with their unique shrimp-like appearance. Requires little care other than occasional trimming. A frost-tender evergreen that will bloom nearly year-round in warmer winter regions.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Water regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.

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Botanical Pronunciationjus-TIS-ee-a brand-ee-gee-AH-na
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 3 to 4 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSummer; blooms nearly year-round in warm winter areas.
Design IdeasThis is a great semi-tropical plant for sheltered locations and on the coast. Makes fine foundation planting under arbors and awnings. Ideal for courtyards and even atriums, but also does well out in the garden, where its drooping flower heads nod and sway in the breeze. Plant near a spa to enjoy its unique prawn-like bracts and hidden flowers up close.
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleTropical
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Container, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureClump Forming, Easy Care, Gift Plant, Tolerates Poor Soils, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly to maintain evenly moist soil - weekly, or more often.
Companion PlantsPrincess Flower (Tibouchina); Banana (Musa); Lantana (Lantana); Canna (Canna); Jatropha (Jatropha)

Provide humus-rich, evenly moist, well-drained soil. Best flower color with part shade, particularly in hotter regions; shelter from harsh afternoon sun exposures. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. For a formal appearance, prune annually after flowering.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 9-11

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