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Pachystachys lutea - golden shrimp

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Round leafy shrub with showy golden lollipop flowers through summer and autumn, and year round in tropical gardens. Adds a bright fast jungle look. Needs temperatures over 10C - grow in pots and bring inside in winter in frosty regions.

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Pachystachys lutea - golden shrimp, lollipop plant
DESCRIPTION: Rounded leafy green shrub with showy golden yellow and white spear-shaped flowerspikes summer-autumn and year round in tropical climates. Fast-growing.
USE IN: Tropical gardens as a display of year round colour and a fast jungle look; grow in big pots in frosty areas as an annual, or bring inside for winter.
LOCATION: Plant in a warm sheltered position in rich free draining soil. A full sun location may be ok although the leaf colour is deeper in shade. Protect from frost.
CARE: Mulch and water regularly until the plant is established, usually around 12 weeks. Prune as required to maintain form and fertilise with a slow release fertiliser in spring. Provide plenty of water during the summer heat.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 2-3m H x 2m W.
PLEASE NOTE: These are tube-stock plants with young healthy roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80 mm x 42 mm wide.

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