Plant Care Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

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About Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant is a relatively rare houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in abundant sunlight ☀ and should be less than 3 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as browning easily with only 42 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Shrimp Plant belongs to the Justicia genus, and is native to Mexico.


Justicia brandegeeana

How to care for Shrimp Plant


How often to water your Shrimp Plant

Water needs for Shrimp Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Shrimp Plant needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Shrimp Plant

Water 0.5 cups every

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Shrimp Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Shrimp Plant: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Shrimp Plant may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Shrimp Plant in your home 🏡.


How to fertilize Shrimp Plant

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Shrimp Plant: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Shrimp Plant after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Shrimp Plant is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors

Care Summary for Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

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Needs water more often than you might think. Leaves will droop to remind you. Looses leaves and blooms when dry.

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