Showy small shrub with red and white flower spikes. The small flowers appear on an 8 inch spike, with yellowish bracts that persist and are quite decorative. 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. 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.