Common Name: Golden or Yellow Shrimp Plant
Botanical Name: Pachystachys lutea
Mature Size: 2 feet
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Form: Shrimp shaped
Recommended USDA Zone: 9, 10, 11\
Soil Type: Fertile Well Draining
Soil PH: Neutral to slightly acidic
Special Features: Colorful, showy, unusual bloom attracts butterflies
Suggested Uses: Shade garden, bedding, mixed perennials, mass plant, accent potted
House Plant Adaptive: Yes, may require supplemental light
Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
Extended Long Term Warranty: None
Country of origin: USA Pachystachys lutea or Yellow Shrimp Plants tropical flowering perennials with uniquely shaped, bright golden yellow colored blooms that resemble a large shrimp.
Shrimp plants are very interesting and unique, and always a treat, even if you've seen themÂ before."br""br"They are easy to grow, and quick to establish. The natural growth habit of nearly all the cultivars is tall and open. They generally benefit greatly from regular light pruning and pinching, and frequent feeding. "br""br"Â Shrimps work great in lightly shaded mixed perennial beds, borders or any other spot where you want a mass of continuous color or a bright pop of color. The bloom cycle is long, beginning in the early spring and lasting until early winterÂ in warmÂ climates. The bloom heads take several weeks to mature and remain at their peak for a week or more. They lend great interest, texture and color. They attract hummingbirds and butterflies, and are a nectar source, but caterpillars do not typically feed on them to excess. "br""br"Shrimp plants can be grown as potted plants indefinitely, and can be acclimated to grow indoors, but sometimes require supplemental light to produce blooms.