Shrimp Plant
Justicia brandegeeana 'Variegata'

Family: Acanthaceae (ah-kanth-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Justicia (jus-TEE-see-ah) (Info)
Species: brandegeeana
Cultivar: Variegata

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Bloom Time:

Blooms repeatedly

Foliage:

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Tempe, Arizona

Larkfield-wikiup, California

Santa Barbara, California

Jacksonville Beach, Florida

Largo, Florida

Pensacola, Florida

Port Orange, Florida

Barbourville, Kentucky

Slidell, Louisiana

Hollywood, South Carolina

West Columbia, South Carolina

Austin, Texas

Houston, Texas

Missouri City, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 21, 2009, grrrlgeek from Grayslake, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:

Mine have a funky texture to the leaves, but the pics look like they're like that too. Happy in a pot on the east facing patio. Shrubbier than 'Fruit Cocktail'. Will keep as a houseplant in winter.