Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys lutea)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Pachystachys lutea Accepted
Justicia lutea Synonym

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
Late summer or early 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

Justicia brandegeeana cv. Yellow Queen white blooms from yellow b

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Posted by tabbycat (Youngsville, LA - Zone 9b) on Jun 19, 2018 4:21 PM

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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krobra On June 28, 2015 Bloomed
both main plant an last year's cutting plant starting to bloom
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tabbycat On June 5, 2019 Bloomed
1st bloom of 2019
tabbycat On March 3, 2019 Cuttings stuck
Trimmed about seven 5" tips & placed in pot at base of mama plant.
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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
Need a plant ID, please! by beckygardener Jan 16, 2020 12:07 AM 6
Plant identification by mrmrrm1999 Jun 15, 2019 7:25 AM 2
What is the name of this plant? by Rv49 Sep 30, 2018 9:25 PM 3
Plant Database question regarding misidentified photos by vitrsna Mar 1, 2015 7:32 PM 10
Another annual ID please by Paul2032 Nov 10, 2011 8:47 AM 5

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