General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 12
Plant Height: 2 to 4 feet, possibly taller with optimum conditions.
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: 4 to 6 inches in length with prominent veining.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow and white
Other: Two-lipped white flowers emerge from bright yellow bracts
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Late summer or early fall
Fall
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Suitable as Annual
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots

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Common names
  • Golden Shrimp Plant
  • Lollipop Plant
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pachystachys lutea
  • Synonym: Justicia lutea

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Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 2016-07-15
Location: My patio zone 9 Louisiana
Date: 2018-07-29
Blooms on my plant I rooted from Nancy's cutting 2-12-18
Location: NJ
Location: My patio zone 9 Louisiana
Date: 2018-07-30
White actual flowers on the yellow bracts
Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Date: April 6 2022
Location: Longwood Gardens, Kennet Square, Pennsylvania USA
Date: 2019-10-04
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-04-02
Acanthaceae:  Pachystachys lutea - Look closely and you'll see pa
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-08-30
Location: Colima, Colima Mexico (Zone 11)
Date: 2015-02-21
Justicia brandegeeana cv. Yellow Queen white blooms from yellow b
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Woodbridge , Va
Date: 08 14 15
Location: NJ
Location: My garden, KY
Date: 2021-07-21
Location: Cypress Gardens, Florida
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-27
Bright yellow bracts and white blooms
Location: Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor, MI
Date: 2008-03-07
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Atlantic Forest, Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2015-01-05
Location: My garden
Date: June 2019

Date: 2014-06-07
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-01-31
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-04-02
Acanthaceae:  Pachystachys lutea - White blooms surrounded by gol
Location: NYBG 
Date: 2022-06-14
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2011-07-13
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2015-06-11
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-12
Location: Atlantic Forest, Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2015-01-05
Location: Winter Springs, FL zone 9b
Date: 2017-06-12
Location: Georgia, USA
Date: Autumn
Location: Atlanta BG
Date: Aug 16
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-08-17
Justicia Brandegeana - Lutea Yellow Shrimp Plant 008
Location: Colima, Colima Mexico (Zone 11)
Date: 2015-02-21
Justicia brandegeeana cv. Yellow Queen
Location: Colima, Colima Mexico (Zone 11)
Date: 2013-11-24
Justicia brandegeeana cv. Yellow Queen with one white bloom emerg

Date: 2014-09-30
Location: Fairfax, VA | September 2022
Date: 2022-09-03
Location: test garden
Date: 2014-09-26

Date: 2014-08-26
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2016-10-13
Location: Austin ,TX
Date: 2016-09-13
End of summer
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2011-07-13
Location: Monte Verde, Costa Rica | Old Photo
Date: 2022-12-21
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2011-11-22
Location: New York Botanical Gardens Bronx NY
Date: April 2014
Location: Atlantic Forest, Paraty, SE Brazil
Date: 2015-01-05

Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Huntington Museum of Art, Huntington WV
Date: 2017-09-16
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22
Location: Daytona Beach, Florida
Date: 2012-08-22
Location: Butterfly House, east of St Louis, run by MOBOT
Date: 2009-03-14

Date: 2012-07-02

Date: 2012-07-02
Location: My patio zone 9 Louisiana
Date: 2018-08-03
Large flowers measured 5 plus inches long

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2013-06-29
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2009-09-29
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-13
Location: Coastal San Diego County 
Date: 2018-01-31
Location: Arbor Gate Nursery, Tomball, TX
Date: 2013-10-05
  • Uploaded by jon
Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, Ga
Date: 2018-02-02
Justicia Brandegeana - Lutea Yellow Shrimp Plant 001
Location: Quad Cities Botanical Garden, Rock Island, Il.
Date: 7-1-12
Location: Bogie Lake Greenhouse, White Lake, MI
Date: 2011-07-13
Location: At a nursery
Date: 2011-11-22

Date: 2014-06-23

Date: 2014-06-23

Date: 2014-06-23

Date: 2014-06-23
Location: Cambridge University Botanic Garden
Date: April
credit: Magnus Manske

credit: Prenn

Date: 2012-07-02
Location: Mobot, St L. (Missouri Botanical Garden)
Date: 2017-08-09

Date: 2013-06-29

Date: 2013-06-29
Location: Sebastian, Florida
Date: 2017-07-13
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: summer 2006
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Comments:
  • Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 4:21 PM concerning plant:
    I got a 6" plant in a trade in Feb. 2018. It's mid June and it's now 12" tall and has its 1st yellow flower. It grows in a pot on my patio in filtered sun. The only problem I'm trying to solve is: Which bug is chewing at the leaves. It's not snail damage, but maybe a grass hopper, as it eats half a leaf some days. I have sprayed it with liquid Sevin with no results, so I'm going to use some Bayer Rose & Flower 3 in 1 granules as a systemic approach.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Misidentified by Danita Mar 9, 2015 11:18 AM 2
Misidentified by Danita Feb 25, 2015 7:12 PM 0
Misidentified by Danita Mar 1, 2015 7:20 PM 7
Misidentified by Danita Feb 25, 2015 7:13 PM 0
Untitled by endgame511 May 13, 2017 7:54 PM 1
I think this is misplaced. by HamiltonSquare Apr 17, 2018 10:47 PM 1
This is Pachystachys lutea by Danita Nov 19, 2018 11:14 PM 2

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