The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Beloperone

Family: Acantaceae.

Beloperone brandegeana, Justicia brandegeana Common name(s): Shrimp Plant
Beloperone Syn. Justicia, Drejerella, Duvernoia, Libonia. Genus of about 420 species of evergreen perennials, shrubs and subshrubs from a wide range of habitats in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide and from temperate North America. Beloperone is an easy-to-grow shrubby plant which bears salmon-coloured, prawn-shaped flower-heads at the end of the arching stems. The blooms appear nearly all year round. When young, remove some of the first flowers to make sure that a vigorous bush is formed. Cut the plant back to half size each spring. Beloperone may grow up to 3-4 ft high. Beloperone
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth. Keep fairly cool in winter (60F or 16-18C). Provide as much light as possible. Grow in soil-based potting mix. Water freely from spring to autumn - sparingly in winter. Misting is not necessary. Take semi-ripe (not woody) cuttings.
Beloperone guttata Brandgee
False hop, Shrimp plant Beloperone guttata Brandgee

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