Mexican Shrimp Plant: Justicia brandegeeana - 10 inch pot
Caring for a Justicia brandegeeana, commonly known as the Mexican Shrimp Plant, involves providing it with the right growing conditions and regular maintenance. This tropical plant thrives in bright, indirect light but can tolerate some morning or evening sun. Place your Shrimp Plant near a window with filtered light or in a location with bright, indirect light. Keep the soil consistently moist, but not soggy, allowing the top inch of soil to dry out before watering again. Avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot. Maintain moderate humidity by misting the leaves or placing a tray of water nearby. Fertilize the plant every 2-4 weeks during the growing season with a balanced liquid fertilizer. Prune the plant regularly to promote bushier growth and remove any leggy or faded flowers. With proper care, your Justicia brandegeeana will produce vibrant shrimp-like flowers and continue to beautify your indoor or outdoor space.