Shrimp plant grow and care – 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
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: Aphids
Pruning season: Winter
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? Yes
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers: Yes
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.