Scientific Name: Pachystachys lutea Form: Vase
Common Name:golden shrimp plant, lollipop plantTexture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:AcanthaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Indoor foliage plant Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 0.6 - 1.0m
Origin: South America Hardiness Zone:Zone 10: (-1 to 4 C)
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Soft flexible, Pinnate venation, Heavily veined, Glabrous, Elliptic, Crenate, Entire
Flowers: White, Yellow, Apr- May- Jun- Jul
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Sep- Aug
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
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Landscape Uses: Bedding plant, Indoor plant
Key ID Features:Leaves dark green, elliptic, up to 12 cm long; florets white but partially covered by and protrude from showy, overlapping golden yellow bracts that somewhat resemble the overlapping scales on a 4-sided inflorescence (resembles a shrimp).