Justicia scheidweileri

Justicia scheidweileri is also known as Amphiscopia pohliana, Porphyrocoma lanceolata, Orthotactus pohlianus, Purple Shrimp Plant, Purple Pine Cone, Rose Pine Cone, Jade Magic, South African Acanthus, Maracas Brazilian Fireworks or Brazilian Fireworks. It is a tropical, evergreen perennial. It has green leaves with silver veins and produces spikes of red bracts with purplish flowers.

Justicia scheidweileri
Justicia scheidweileri or Purple Shrimp Plant

This plant is native to Brazil and part of the Acanthaceae family of plants that is the acanthus family which includes 250 genera and 2500 species. This is a family of plants that are mostly present in Central America, Brazil, Indonesia, and Africa. It was named after James Justice (1698-1763), a Scottish gardener, horticulturalist, and author of “The British Gardener’s New Director” published in 1771.

Justicia scheidweileri
Justicia scheidweileri or Purple Shrimp Plant

Justicia scheidweileri can be grown outdoors in temperate zones such as Hawaii or California, otherwise, it makes a nice houseplant or outdoors in containers where it can be sheltered in the cold.

Justicia scheidweileri grows to about 15in or 38cm. It has velvety green leaves with large silver veins. It flowers all year and produces the dark red bracts where the purple flowers bloom. Justicia scheidweileri or Purple Shrimp Plant prefers shade or partial shade. It is a low maintenance plant, and it requires average watering, it can be planted in average type soil but well-drained. Propagate Justicia scheidweileri by division or cuttings or seeds sown in winter.

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I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

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