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Justicia brandegeeana 'Red'

Red Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Comments

This clump forming shrub produces showy and unusual, red and white flower spikes that look like shrimp; evergreen in frost free areas; an excellent choice for indoor containers and hanging baskets

Description

This clump forming shrub produces showy and unusual, red and white flower spikes that look like shrimp; evergreen in frost free areas; an excellent choice for indoor containers and hanging baskets

Landscape Attributes

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Red Shrimp Plant can be expected to grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 feet. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

Light Requirement:

partial shade

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

3 feet

3 feet

Deer Resistant:

false

Fall Color

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