Pachystachys Lutea - Lollipop Plant - Golden Candle - Shrimp Plant
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Golden Shrimp Plant and a beautiful Bee
Pachystachys lutea, known by the common names Lollipop Plant and Golden Shrimp Plant, is a subtropical, soft-stemmed evergreen shrub between 36 and 48 inches (90 and 120 cm) tall.
The zygomorphic, long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow bracts on racemes that are produced throughout the warm months.
It is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world.
They grow in almost any well-drained soil but, like most ornamentals, prefer a soil with an acid reaction.
In this preferred medium they attain their maximum in leaf size and beautiful colouring.
Kingdom: Plantae (unranked):
Asterids Order: Lamiales
Species: P. lutea
Binomial name Pachystachys lutea
Iao Valley Wailuku Maui Hawaii
From my collection: Tropical Flowers of Hawaii
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July 6th, 2013
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