Pachystachys lutea, Photo: Michael Lahanas
Pachystachys lutea Nees
* A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 11:320. 1847
Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names Lollipop Plant and Golden Shrimp Plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall. The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months. It is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
They grow in almost any well-drained soil but, like most ornamentals, prefer a soil with an acid reaction.
In this preferred medium they attain their maximum in leaf size and beautiful colouring.
1. ^ http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/shrubs/PACLUTA.PDF
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