SHRIMP PLANT ( LIVE STARTER PLANT) evergreen shrub
Pachystachys Lutea, also known as the SHRIMP PLANT, is a unique species of flowering evergreen shrub. It features vibrant yellow bracts with small white flowers, making it an eye-catching addition to any garden. Requires minimal maintenance and can tolerate droughts and most soil conditions. Enjoy the stunning beauty of the SHRIMP PLANT in your home today.
Pachystachys Lutea (commonly known as Shrimp Plant) is a native of Mexico and is normally grown as a centerpiece in a combination pot or as a background plant in mixed beds. This upright grower can get three feet tall and has large leaves with an impressive bract at the tip of each stem that produce spectacular shrimp-shaped blooms.
- Light: Provide bright indoor light, but not full midday sun. They are perfect for atriums or other areas that are flooded with bright, natural light.
- Water: They need plenty of water in the summer months. They should never be allowed to dry out. Dry plants are more prone to leaf drop. In the winter months, assuming you plan to keep it that long, cut the water back and do not let the temperatures get below 55 F.
- Fertilizer: Feed weekly with a weak liquid fertilizer that includes micronutrients and encourages blooming. These are relatively high feeders and will respond well to amply fertilization.
- Soil: A light, fast-draining potting soil is perfect. You can use fortified soils.