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Justicia scheidweileri (Purple Shrimp Plant)

Purple Shrimp Plant, Rose Pine Cone, Brazilian Fireworks, Jade Magic, Porphyrocoma lanceolata


Justicia scheidweileri (Purple Shrimp Plant) is a tropical evergreen perennial boasting velvety green leaves adorned with contrasting silver veins, and chubby spikes of burgundy-bracts enclosing purple-red flowers, from late summer to spring. It is a is a prolific bloomer in the tropics where it blooms all year long. The lush foliage and distinctive flowers make Purple Shrimp Plant a natural for a tropical garden. Terrific for containers or as a houseplant too.

  • Grows up to 10-18 in. tall and wide (25-45 cm).
  • A part shade to full shade lover, this plant is best grown in organically-rich, well-drained soils.
  • Perfect for Mediterranean gardens and containers.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Native to Brazil.

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Justicia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 10" – 18" (25cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Plant Type Perennials
Plant Family Justicia
Exposure Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spread 10" – 2' (25cm – 60cm)
Spacing 10" – 18" (25cm – 45cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Garden Uses Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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