Pachystachys lutea: Golden Shrimp Plant

Pachystachys lutea also known as Golden Shrimp Plant and Lollipop Plant is an evergreen shrub with soft woody stems. It has long, dark-green deeply veined leaves. Originated from South America.

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Pachystachys lutea plant’s magnificent flower spikes featuring bright golden bracts that grow to 4 in [10 cm] long and last for several months. These long-lasting, upright bracts give this plant its other common name, Lollipop Plant. Long, white flowers emerge from the flower bracts, opening in succession from the bottom of the bract to the top.

Photos: Jakarta, Indonesia [20110316]; Flower DomeGardens by the BaySingapore [20160211]

Source: Wikipedia

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