Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant
Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeeana

General Information

  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Full Shade
  • Low Water Requirement
  • Very Low Maintenance
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Attracts Hummingbirds
  • Flowers

Common Names

Mexican Shrimp Plant; False Hop

Plant Description

Sun/partial shade; nearly evergreen with fairly tall, lanky foliage up to 5 feet. Creamy white flowers extend from the showy salmon-colored bracts.

This justicia blooms regularly, even in full shade and sometimes even in winter. Freezing temperatures will freeze it back to the roots.

Plant Details


coupon eligible: Yes

watersaver: Yes

flower color: Red

freeze hardy: Yes

wildlife: Hummingbirds, Butterflies

sunlight requirements: Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade

soil types: Clay, Garden Mixed, Sandy

invasive: No


Trim back to keep it bushy; otherwise it becomes lanky. Can be cut back in winter to encourage fuller growth or restart.

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