Justicia brandegeana lutea, commonly known as Yellow Shrimp Plant, is a beautiful low-growing groundcover native to Mexico. It is a great choice for adding interest to large sunny areas and is also suitable for planting in semi-shade. Standing at just 2ft in height, the plant is decorated with yellow and orange flowers in spring and summer, drawing in butterflies and hummingbirds into the garden. It thrives best in USDA Zone 9-11 and requires regular watering for healthy growth.
To care for the Yellow Shrimp Plant when grown in cold regions, it is best to keep it in a large pot and bring it indoors during the winter months. An annual pruning is recommended to encourage healthy growth and to maintain the shape of the plant. During the growing season, it's important to water the plant regularly and to feed it with a general-purpose fertilizer. When kept in full sun, the plant blooms more prolifically and the flowers will last longer.