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Justicia betonica/White Shrimp Plant

Justicia betonica / Justicia betonica
White inflorescense that have the appearance of a shrimp
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White inflorescense that have the appearance of a shrimp

A closer look reveal the green veins in the bracts

The true flowers are pinkish as the come out of the bracts

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Scientific Name: Justicia betonica
Common Name: White Shrimp Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 8, 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Pink
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Plants That Attract Hummingbirds
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Often killed to ground in zone 8, but with a little protection they will return from the roots in spring. Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies.