Shrimp Plant


A great plant for pots or as a stand alone feature, the Mexican Shrimp Plant blooms multiple times a year. The flowers range from a pink to opaque color and closely resemble shrimp, which gives the plant its name. This attractive shrub requires little care and grows fast. Sure to make a great stand-out feature in your home or garden.

Common Name: Shrimp Plant

Type: Shrub

Family: Acanthaceae

Native Range: Mexico

Zone: 9 - 11

Height:  3 - 4 ft.

Spread: 3 - 4 ft.

Bloom Time: Seasonally, year round in milder climates 

Bloom Description: White

Sun: Partial to full sun

Water: Average water needs

Maintenance: Low

Flower: Showy

Leaf: Green, oval

Fruit: None

Other: Attracts birds, hummingbirds, easy care, fast growing