Pachystachys lutea

Pachystachys lutea, Photo: Michael Lahanas

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Acanthaceae
Subfamilia: Acanthoideae
Tribus: Ruellieae
Subtribus: Justiciinae
Genus: Pachystachys
Species: Pachystachys lutea

Name

Pachystachys lutea Nees

References

* A. L. P. P. de Candolle, Prodr. 11:320. 1847
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Data from 07-Oct-06]. [1]

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.[1]

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.

References

1. ^ http://hort.ifas.ufl.edu/shrubs/PACLUTA.PDF

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