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 them before.
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.
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 winter in warm 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.
Shrimp plants can be grown as potted plants indefinitely, and can be acclimated to grow indoors, but sometimes require supplemental light to produce blooms.
Condition: One (1) Well rooted, starter size plant growing and shipped in a 4 inch diameter plastic pot. Plant will be a minimum of about 6 to 8 inches tall and unlikely to have bloom or bud at the time of shipping. *Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation.
No other additional, extended or long term Warranty is expressed or implied.
- Brand: Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Common Name: Golden or Yellow Shrimp Plant
- Bloom Form: Shrimp shaped
- Mature Size: 2 feet
- Fragrance: None
- Suggested Uses: Shade garden, bedding, mixed perennials, mass plant, accent pott
- House Plant Adapative: Yes, may require supplemental light
- Country of Origin: USA
- Limited Conditional Warranty: Healthy Arrival
- Extended Long Term Warranty: None
- Manufacturer:Emerald Goddess Gardens TM
- Climate: Tropical
- Color: Yellow
- Special Features: Colorful, showy, unusual bloom attracts butterflies
- Species: Pachystachys lutea
- Sunlight: Light Shade
- USDA Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11\\\",Moderate\"