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Justicia brandegeana


Justicia brandegeana

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
Syn. Beloperone guttatta. Rounded shrub with a slightly weeping habit. Soft shining green leaves on soft branchlets. Flowers are drooping terminal spikes of orange-red bracts. Each bract houses a tubular white flower. This causes the blooms to resemble highly stylized shrimp. It will flower all year around in a warm frost free site. Very tolerant of dry conditions, which makes this a very useful plant. Semi-shade prefered.

 
Genus
Justicia
Species   brandegeana
Cultivar  

Common name
Shrimp plant

Family name
Acanthaceae
Place of origin
Mexico


DETAILS
Height
60 cm
Width
60 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Grows in most soil types / Needs well drained soil

Moisture
Tolerates dry soils

Exposure
Avoid frosty sites / Prefers a semi-shaded site


Shrubs

Category
Dwarf, height 0.3 and 1 metre.
Availability
All our current stock has been dispatched out to retailers. If they have none left for you, we are growing another crop to supply as soon as possible.
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