Beleperone Guttata - Plant

Beleperone Guttata is one of sixty tropical evergreen shrubs from central America that belong to the family Acanthaceae. The name comes from the Greek: an arrow, and perone: a bond
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About 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.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Mexican Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Flower, False Hop.
Maximum Reachable Height 2 feet
Flower Colour Orange or dark red bracts with white flower
Bloom Time From spring until frost
Difficulty Level Easy

Planting and care

  • 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.
  • Beleperone Guttata 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.

    Sunlight Plenty of bright light with some direct sunlight is essential for satisfactory production of the colourful bracts. When resting in winter, place the plant away from the window.
    Watering Water sparingly enough to make the potting mixture barely moist, and allow the top two-thirds of the mixture to dry out between watering.
    Soil Plant outdoors in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. It does best in well-drained sandy or loamy soil, but will tolerate most soil types which drain well.
    Temperature Normally warm room temperatures suit this plant, but too much heat makes for soft and spindly growth. The recommended winter temperature is 18 degrees C (64 degrees F).
    Fertilizer Use standard liquid fertilizer once every two weeks from late winter to early autumn only, but then cease feeding so that growth slows down.

    Beleperone Guttata uses

    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

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Beleperone Guttata ?

    Beleperone Guttata is commonly known as Mexican Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Plant, Shrimp Flower, False Hop.

    How tall do Beleperone Guttata grow?

    On average Beleperone Guttata grows 2 feet

    What color are Beleperone Guttata ?

    A Beleperone Guttata plant bears flowers of color Orange or dark red bracts with white flower

    When Beleperone Guttata blooms?

    With enough light, Beleperone Guttata may produce Orange or dark red bracts with white flower flowers in From spring until frost

    How hard is Beleperone Guttata to grow?

    A Beleperone Guttata is Easy

    How much sunlight does a Beleperone Guttata need?

    A Beleperone Guttata prefers Plenty of bright light with some direct sunlight is essential for satisfactory production of the colourful bracts. When resting in winter, place the plant away from the window.

    How much water does a Beleperone Guttata need?

    A Beleperone Guttata prefers watering Water sparingly enough to make the potting mixture barely moist, and allow the top two-thirds of the mixture to dry out between watering.

    What kind of soil does a Beleperone Guttata need?

    A Beleperone Guttata prefers Plant outdoors in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. It does best in well-drained sandy or loamy soil, but will tolerate most soil types which drain well.

    What temperature does a Beleperone Guttata like?

    A Beleperone Guttata prefers Normally warm room temperatures suit this plant, but too much heat makes for soft and spindly growth. The recommended winter temperature is 18 degrees C (64 degrees F).

    How often should I fertilize my Beleperone Guttata ?

    To encourage Beleperone Guttata growth, Use standard liquid fertilizer once every two weeks from late winter to early autumn only, but then cease feeding so that growth slows down.



    Reviews

    Sunday, 02 February 2020

    Very nice plants...looking so beautiful..thanku nurserylive?

    Vijaya Shankar

    Tuesday, 26 November 2019

    Plant came securely packed.Plant is good, no brown leaves. Hope it grows well

    Pravin Upadhyay

    Thursday, 21 November 2019

    when I put the plant indoors totally, it started having yellow leaves.

    kesab Roy
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