How to grow Shrimp plant

Shrimp plant growing shrub‎ of the genus Justicia also known as Justicia brandegeana, Shrimp plant perennial evergreen plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone: 5-8 (as annual) 8b to 11 (as perennial).

Leaves color green in elliptic shape in the size 4-8 cm.

Shrimp plant flower

Flower color red or white in cone shape.

Bracts red brown with green, yellow, blue-green, white, blue-purple, orange-pink

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How to grow Shrimp plant growing and care:

Frost free (can survive -3C) rich and well-drained

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Just if you want the same color of the bracts

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:

How to prune:
Just for design and bloom

Size of the plant?
50-90 cm, 20-36 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade / Full Shade (with lot of light)

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower
Bracts are the showy part of the plant the bracts red brown with green, yellow, blue-green, white, blue-purple, orange-pink inside of them grow flower that can red or white color in cone shape.

Scientific name:

Justicia brandegeana

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