Justicia brandegeeana Red, Red Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeeana Red

Red Shrimp Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: Mexico
USDA Zone: 8-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

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. 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.

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