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Description for Beleperone Guttata
Justicia brandegeeana is a perennial shrub and will last for several years. It has become a quite common indoor plant. It is popularly known as Shrimp Plant because of its drooping, shrimp-like flower spikes.The most prominent parts of these spikes are terminal bracts, which are heart-shaped, reddish brown or pink and up to 2 cm (0.8 inches) long. The bracts almost conceal white flowers that protrude from between them. The 10-13 cm (4-5 inch) long flower spikes are produced continuously during the growing season, which lasts for as much as 10 months a year.
Planting and care
The shrimp is grown primarily for its flower heads producing a profusion of overlapping floral bracts, tipped with small white flowers with purple-spots, each having two slender petals and long yellow stamens, amid bright green leaves.
The chief effect is made by the long-lasting, unique flower bracts. The flowers last only a few days but the flower heads last for a long period of time. This makes the plant to appear in bloom all year round.
Caring for Beleperone Guttata
- It should be given plenty of water when flowering, and good drainage is absolutely necessary.
- It likes a warm, moist temperature which should not be lower than 55 degrees.
- In summer your shrimp can enjoy a vacation in the garden and continue to bloom.
- You may sink it, pot and all to the rim, in a sunny location.
- From time to time the pot should be rotated so roots will not go through the drainage hole and become embedded in the soil.
- In the fall, take up the pot, cut the plant back and re-pot it. Or perhaps you will have a supply of new plants and will not care to over-winter the old one.
- However, it will continue to bloom for several years.
Typical uses of Beleperone Guttata
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: It is a highly ornamental and amenable house plant which likes plenty of light, will tolerate full sun and enjoys the company of other plants.
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