Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant
Optimal Light: Full sun
Light Range: Full sun to part shade
Soil Moisture: Low
Native: No
Drought Tolerance: Low
Perennial: Yes
 
Growth Rate: Medium
Mature Height: 2 – 3 ft.
Mature Spread: 2 – 3 ft.
Soil Texture: Any
Soil pH: Slightly acidic,
Slightly alkaline
Salt Tolerance: Low to None
Hardiness Zone: 9b-11

Golden Shrimp Plant, Pachystachys lutea

Sometimes called the Mexican Shrimp Plant or Gold Shrimp plant, this unusual plant is appropriately named because blooms have the appearance of cooked shrimp. This plant is native to Mexico, but not to North America. It is often used in tropical and sub-tropical gardens in the southern-most part of Florida and are suitable for growing indoors too. Different varieties have bright yellow or reddish blooms which come out in the late spring through mid-summer.

Island Home Service Sanibel Island

Jürgen Schreyer
Island Home Service

P.O. Box 1050
Sanibel, FL 33957

P: (239) 472-5247