Shrimp Plant
Justicia brandegeeana
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines The soil should be kept countinously moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Flower fertilizer (e.g. N8-P12-K6).
Mist requirements Mist every 4 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.5
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Mexican Shrimp Plant, False Hop
Family Acanthaceae
Other scientific names Justicia guttata, Beloperone guttata, Drejerella guttata

Characteristics

Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 8 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -12°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • red
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  • green
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Leaf color
  • green