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Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Regular price $7.40 USD
Regular price Sale price $7.40 USD
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Plant Type: shrub
Plant Height: 3-5 feet
Spread: 3-5 feet
Flower Color: reddish-pink or salmon
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade, Partial Shade


The Shrimp Plant is a perennial shrub that's prized for its unusual and colorful bracts, which resemble the shape and color of shrimp. Native to Mexico, it's become a popular ornamental plant in tropical and subtropical gardens around the world.

The most striking feature of the Shrimp Plant is its long, arching flower spikes, consisting of colorful bracts that last for a long time. These bracts are typically reddish-pink or salmon-colored and surround small, tubular white flowers. The plant blooms continuously in warm climates and especially during the warmer months in cooler regions, providing a long-lasting display of color.

In addition to its attractive blooms, the Shrimp Plant has light green, lance-shaped leaves that form a bushy backdrop to the flowers. The plant's overall growth habit is somewhat sprawling, and it benefits from regular pruning to maintain a tidy appearance and encourage more prolific blooming.

Shrimp Plants are ideal for use in mixed borders, as accent plants, or in container gardens. They are particularly well-suited for tropical-themed landscapes and attract hummingbirds and butterflies, adding to their appeal.

These plants prefer well-drained soil and regular watering, especially during dry periods. They are not particularly drought-tolerant and will benefit from occasional fertilization to support healthy growth and flowering.

While Shrimp Plants are relatively hardy, they can be sensitive to cold temperatures and may need protection in areas where frost is a concern. In colder climates, they can be grown as annuals or overwintered indoors.

Overall, the Shrimp Plant is valued for its unique and showy bracts, continuous flowering, and ease of care. Its ability to add a tropical flair and vibrant color to the garden makes it a favorite among gardeners looking for eye-catching and unusual plants.

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