House Plant Index
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The-shrimp plant is native to tropical America, and is closely related to jacobinia and juvicia, both of which are grown as greenhouse plants. The foliage is attractive with oval leaves about 2 1/2 inches long, tapering to a thin stalk.
Flowers are long, purple-spotted white, and carried in showy, bracted spikes.
Give B. guttata plenty of light and moisture. During budding and flowering, an occasional application of manure water is helpful. Propagation is by cuttings taken from new growth immediately after flowering.