Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeana)

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil


Common name: Shrimp Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Genus: Justicia
Species brandegeana

Plant Link: http://plantsdatabase.com/go/622/

Thumbnail by sa_haiad
Everson, WA(Zone 8a)

Very nice picture, sa_haiad.

Alpharetta, GA(Zone 7b)

Is it tropical? Someone gave me one at roundup. I'm in zone 7. Do I need to bring it in doors in winter? Tnx

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Justicia brandegeana is a subshrub of Mexico.It blooms all year and is suitable for raised beds along walls, or groups, in rich loam, in full sun, watered regularly, in tropical and subtropical regions. The flowers are visited by hummingbirds.

Gainesville, FL

Can anyone tell me the common and botanical name for this plant? Please help!

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