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Justicia brandegeana, Red Shrimp Plant
 Justicia brandegeana
Family: Acanthaceae
Red Shrimp Plant
Origin: Mexico
small shrub 2-5 ftfull sunsemi-shademoderate waterwhite/off-white flowersred/crimson/vinous flowersattracts butterflies, hummingbirdssubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short timeincuded in CD catalog

Showy small shrub with red and white flower spikes. Shrimp Plant is evergreen in mild climates, and blooms almost continuously. The leaves are oval, light green. The young stems and the undersides of the leaves are soft and downy. There are cultivars with yellow bracts, bright red bracts, and others with lime green bracts. See Justicia brandegeana Fruit Cocktail, Justicia brandegeana guttata, Justicia brandegeana lutea.

A weak, sprawling plant, it needs regular pruning.

It can also be grown in colder areas in wide pots, as long as it is brought indoors during winter.


 
Justicia brandegeana, Red Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeana, Red Shrimp Plant
Justicia brandegeana, Red Shrimp Plant


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   2392 Justicia brandegeana
Red Shrimp plant - Showy small shrub with red and white flower spikes, pollinated by hummingbirds, some of which have beaks that exactly match the curve of the flower. Wonderful container plant.
3 gal pot3 plants(s) in stock
19.95  
 


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