Red Shrimp Plant
Red shrimp plant by gv rio grande valley tx excellent delivery condition.
Red shrimp plant. Justicia brandegeeana mexican shrimp plant shrimp plant or false hop is an evergreen shrub in the genus justicia of the family acanthaceae native to mexico and also naturalized in florida. Browse pictures and read growth cultivation information about justicia red shrimp plant justicia brandegeeana red pinecone supplied by member gardeners in the plantfiles database at dave s g. It thrives in the understory a partially shaded area of tropical forests. This easy to grow plant can reach two to six feet tall and is easily recognized by the colorful drooping shrimp like bracts it produces.
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. Red shrimp heirloom shade garden live plant justicia unusual flower attracts butterflies hummingbirds starter size 4 inch pot emeralds tm. But it s the white flower inside the bracts that attracts both hummingbirds and butterflies.
A frost tender evergreen that will bloom nearly year round in warmer winter regions. If you keep them outdoors in summer they can handle both sun or shade as long as the sun is not too strong. Great packing and plant condition upon arrival. The common shrimp plant is also known as the red shrimp plant due to its rust colored flower bracts which resemble large shrimp.
It grows to 1 m tall rarely more with spindly limbs. This plant requires well drained soil. The mexican shrimp plant or justicia brandegeeana is a native of guatemala honduras and as its name implies mexico. Shrimp plant justicia brandegeana is an attractive tropical perennial and a must have for a hummingbird garden.
By emerald goddess gardens tm. The shrimp plant needs plenty of light but not direct sunlight. Other varieties include the following. Ideal winter temperatures are about 55 to 65 degrees f.
It is an evergreen shrub that rarely grows more than 3 or 4 feet 1 m high and about as wide. The leaves are oval green 3 7 5 cm long. The red shrimp plant produces a continuous display of upright to arching spikes composed of large showy maroon bracts from which the individual maroonish red and white tubular flowers emerge in spring and summer to year round under warm tropical conditions. The plant prefers fresh air and temperatures in the 65 to 75 degrees f.