Plant Care Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

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About Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant is a popular 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 a whopping 122 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.

Taxonomy

Justicia brandegeeana
Justicia
Acanthaceae
Lamiales

How to care for Shrimp Plant

💦 Water

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
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

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 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

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.

💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Shrimp Plant →

Common Shrimp Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Shrimp Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Shrimp Plant Water Frequency →

Shrimp Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Shrimp Plant may have difficulty thriving and will drop leaves 🍃 without ample sunlight. Place it less than 3 feet from a window to maximize the potential for growth. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Shrimp Plant Light Requirements →

Shrimp Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Greg does not have confirmed data on this plant’s toxicity. If you, a family member, or a pet consumes plant material of unknown toxicity, it’s always best to consult a medical professional.

If you or someone else ingested this plant, call Poison Control at US (800) 222-1222. If a pet consumed this plant, contact your veterinarian or the ASPCA at US (888) 426-4435.


⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Shrimp Plant will branch off as it grows. To encourage branching, pinch off the newest growth at the tip and the stem will branch off into two.

How and When to Prune Shrimp Plant →


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Shrimp Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 9a-11b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

Shrimp Plant Temperature Tolerance →


🌱 Propagation

Shrimp Plant can be propagated by the stem method. To propagate:

  • Make a cut just above the node. The node is the break in the stem where the leaf emerges.
  • To get the cutting to root, you can either:
    • Place the cutting in water until roots emerge and are ~2” long and then transplant into well-draining soil, or
    • Place the cutting directly into well-draining soil and water when dry.

🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant

Shrimp Plant


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Shrimp Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 1
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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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