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Golden Shrimp Plant

Pachystachys lutea

Also known as

Lollipop Plant, Golden Candles, Yellow Shrimp-Plant, Yellow-Candles

Pachystachys lutea-IMG 5472 by C T Johansson (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Golden Shrimp Plant Overview

Evergreen shrub species that typically grows to around a metre tall, producing dark green, lance-shaped foliage. Flowers are 2-lipped, white and surrounded by large, showy yellow modified leaves, termed bracts. Pachystachys lutea is a tender species, it is grown outdoors in warm and tropical climates and indoors as a container plant in colder climates.

Common problems with Golden Shrimp Plant

White flies and Red spider mites may be troublesome when grown indoors. Provide good ventilation to keep plants healthy.

How to harvest Golden Shrimp Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Golden Shrimp Plant


Root soft wood cuttings in summer (using bottom heat will help too) and a moist light potting mix.


Special features of Golden Shrimp Plant

Pot plant

Plant in a fast draining potting soil mix. Keep the soil damp and water frequently during summer, sparingly winter time. Repot every 2 - 3 years.

Indoor plant

Place indoors in areas of bright light but no direct sunlight.

Other uses of Golden Shrimp Plant

Grown for their flowers.

Spring Flowering Shrubs

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