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Jambalaya Shrimp Plant

Justicia brandegeeana 'Jambalaya'

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Jambalaya Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana 'Jambalaya') at All Seasons Nursery

Jambalaya Shrimp Plant flowers

Jambalaya Shrimp Plant flowers

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Jambalaya Shrimp Plant (Justicia brandegeeana 'Jambalaya') at All Seasons Nursery

Jambalaya Shrimp Plant flowers

Jambalaya Shrimp Plant flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  24 inches

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Other Names:  Compact Shrimp Plant, Justicia brandegeana,


This clump forming dwarf selection produces pale yellow to salmon flower bracts that look like shrimp; evergreen in frost free areas; an excellent choice for containers and hanging baskets

Features & Attributes

Jambalaya Shrimp Plant features showy white tubular flowers with buttery yellow bracts at the ends of the branches from early to late summer. Its oval leaves emerge light green, turning green in color throughout the year.

This is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen houseplant with an upright spreading habit of growth. This plant may benefit from an occasional pruning to look its best.

Planting & Growing

When grown indoors, Jambalaya Shrimp Plant can be expected to grow to be about 24 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 24 inches. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years. This houseplant will do well in a location that gets either direct or indirect sunlight, although it will usually require a more brightly-lit environment than what artificial indoor lighting alone can provide. It prefers to grow in average to moist soil. The surface of the soil shouldn't be allowed to dry out completely, and so you should expect to water this plant once and possibly even twice each week. Be aware that your particular watering schedule may vary depending on its location in the room, the pot size, plant size and other conditions; if in doubt, ask one of our experts in the store for advice. It is not particular as to soil type or pH; an average potting soil should work just fine.

There are many factors that will affect the ultimate height, spread and overall performance of a plant when grown indoors; among them, the size of the pot it's growing in, the amount of light it receives, watering frequency, the pruning regimen and repotting schedule. Use the information described here as a guideline only; individual performance can and will vary. Please contact the store to speak with one of our experts if you are interested in further details concerning recommendations on pot size, watering, pruning, repotting, etc.


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Disclaimer - This Plant Finder tool is an online resource representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact the store directly for current availability. It does not include our entire selection of plants, so be sure to visit our store to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.

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