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Care of the plant Beloperone guttata or Mexican shrimp plant.

Care of the plant Beloperone guttata or Mexican shrimp plant

The genus Beloperone is now classified in the genus Justicia, family Acanthaceae, and comprises more than 300 species of perennial herbaceous plants native to tropical and subtropical regions of America and Asia. Some species are: Justicia brandegeeana, Justicia adhatoda, Justicia carnea, Justicia pectoralis, Justicia spicigera.

Common names: Mexican shrimp plant, False hop. This species is native to Mexico.

They are tropical evergreen shrubs that bloom all year round. They are used for their ornamental bearing as an indoor plant. They have inflorescences that form very attractive spikes.

It's recommended to place supports when it reaches a certain height; thus it acquires a climbing bearing that makes it more attractive.

They need a very bright exposure; for example oriented to the east or west. In summer they can be located outdoors in semi-shaded exposure.

It's important that the soil is light and well drained. In spring, it is advisable to renew the substrate if it is grown in a pot.

In summer, water frequently but never flood. In winter, water only so that the soil does not dry out completely. In dry climates its cultivation is not advisable.

They can be lightly pruned to keep them compact.

These plants can be attacked by mites and aphids.

It propagates in spring by cuttings.

Images of the plant Beloperone guttata or Mexican shrimp plant

Beloperone guttata
Beloperone guttata
Beloperone guttata
Beloperone guttata
Beloperone guttata
 

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