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Pachystachys lutea - Golden Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant

Pachystachys lutea grows two to three feet tall and slowly spreads by underground runners. I have seen plants grow best in moderate shade with regular moisture. Barring frost Pachystachys lutea blooms nearly year-round. The flowers are a bit top heavy and the plants can be damaged by overhead water. Pachystachys lutea will survive Winter temperatures through the high 20°s F though this will probably result in total top defoliation, foliage is damaged in the low 30°s F

Pachystachys lutea, Golden Shrimp Plant, Lollipop Plant

White flowers and yellow bracts of Pachystachys lutea - Golden Shrimp Plant or Lollipop Plant. High resolution photos are part of our garden image collection.

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