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Golden Shrimp Plant
Scientific Name: Pachystachys lutea Nees
Synonym: Justicia lutea
Family: Acanthaceae
Golden Shrimp Plant (Pachystachys  lutea)
Pachystachys lutea in an Acapulco nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 25-26
USDA: 10-11

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: El Salvador in Central America, to Peru

Growth Habits: Evergreen upright shrub, 4 to 10 feet tall (1.2-3 m), 2 to 5 feet wide (0.6-1.5 m); opposite, ovate, dark green leaves, up to 6 inches long (15 cm), 2.4 inches wide (6 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water

Propagation: Cuttings

Blooming Habits:
Produces showy yellow blossoms from late spring to early summer. The actual flower is white, surrounded by the showy yellow bracts, in 4 inches long terminal spikes.

Fruiting Habits:
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