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botanical name:
Justicia brandegeeana
Justicia brandegeeana © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Shrimp bush, False Hop
synonyms:  Justicia guttata, Beloperone guttata, Drejerella guttata
family:  Acanthaceae
characteristics: shrub, evergreen
height: 1.00m
width: 0.75m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: orange
main season: All Year
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: 7°C
USDA zone: 11 to 11
description:
Tender evergreen shrub. Soft green leaves and curious flowers which are narrowly tubular and white, but surrounded by very conspicuous, overlapping bracts of pinkish orange and yellow, in a drooping, hop-like spike. They can be produced at any time of the year.

cultivation:
Needs warm, moist conditions and cultivated as a house plant. Moist, well drained soil in partial shade or bright, filtered sun under glass.
Reduce watering in winter.
Tip-prune to promote bushiness and control size. Any harder pruning is best done in late winter or early spring.

propagation:
From seed or cuttings.

usage:
Conservatory or house plant.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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