Plant Care Shrimp Plant
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Shrimp Plant

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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?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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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 🏡.

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!


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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
Annaplantapotamous avatar
@Annaplantapotamous
leaf-1 122 Plants
xp 3,587 XP
07/25/2021

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

Browns easily Browns easily

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