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Beloperone guttata

19230-C22-Alg

Beloperone guttata, commonly known as the shrimp plant, is valued for its unique appearance. It features floral bracts resembling shrimps, brightly colored in pink or red, enveloping small white flowers. This shrub can reach up to 1 meter in height and presents a dense, compact growth.

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Description:

Beloperone guttata, commonly known as the shrimp plant, is valued for its unique appearance. It features floral bracts resembling shrimps, brightly colored in pink or red, enveloping small white flowers. This shrub can reach up to 1 meter in height and presents a dense, compact growth.

Origin:  

Native to Mexico, this plant is a member of the Acanthaceae family and has adapted well to various warm climate environments around the world.

History:

Beloperone guttata has been cultivated and cherished in tropical and subtropical gardens for its colorful and exotic look. It has been used in both residential landscaping and public spaces due to its unique visual appeal and ability to attract pollinators.

Care:  

The shrimp plant prefers indirect light or partial shade, especially in warmer climates where direct sunlight can be too intense. It thrives in warm temperatures and should be protected from frost, as it is not cold-tolerant.

Watering:  

It requires regular but moderate watering. It is crucial to avoid overwatering, as excess moisture can lead to root rot. The soil should be well-draining and allowed to dry slightly between waterings.

Pruning:  

Pruning can be performed to maintain the desired shape and density. It is advisable to regularly trim the tips of the branches to encourage bushier growth and manage its size. It is also beneficial to remove old bracts to promote new flowering and keep the plant healthy and attractive.

Additional Note:

It is an excellent choice for gardens looking to add a splash of color and originality. Its maintenance is relatively simple, making it ideal for gardeners of all experience levels.

19230-C22-Alg

Data sheet

Name
Shrimp Plant, Beloperone guttata
Origen
México
Height
Can grow up to 1 meter tall.
Colour
Bright pink or red bracts enveloping small white flowers.
Flowering
Blooms throughout the year in warm climates.
Location
Prefers indirect light or partial shade, especially in warmer climates where direct sunlight may be too intense.
Irrigation
Requires regular but moderate watering, avoiding waterlogging to prevent root rot.
Applications
Ideal for tropical and subtropical gardens, both in residential landscaping and public spaces. Attracts pollinators, which helps maintain garden health.
Note
While it requires regular care, its maintenance is relatively simple, making it an attractive option for gardeners of all experience levels. Its vibrant and unique form adds an exotic and colorful touch to any garden.

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