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Pachystachys lutea

Yellow Shrimp-Plant, Golden Shrimp-Plant, Lollipop Plant

Pachystachys lutea  Nees

pack-ee-STAY-keys  LOO-tee-ah

Acanthaceae

 

Explanation of name:  Generic name means thick-spike.  Lutea means yellow!

 

Natural Range:  South America

 

Recognition:  Dramatic upright perennial subshrub with erect inflorescences of showy yellow bracts.

 

Landscape uses: Bedding plant used to fill space with vertical bright yellow candles.  The plants have an even, neat, upright appearance.  BR1 suggests annual hard pruning. Propagate with cuttings.  UFFPS452 suggests having this species rise above a low groundcover.

 

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Pachystachys lutea

Yellow Shrimp-Plant

 

Golden Shrimp- Plant

 

Lollipop Plant

Exotic

Perennial

Subshrub

SP-FA best

(DAV, BR1)

3-4

(DAV, PBCC)

2-3

(DAV, UFFPS452)

PS-SU

MO-ME

WD

WI

(PBCC, BR1, WAT, UFFPS452)

Mites

Leafdrop when dry

(WAT)

 

 


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