Puriri Lane | Justicea brandegeeana | Shrimp Plant
Puriri Lane | Justicea brandegeeana | Shrimp Plant
Puriri Lane | Justicea brandegeeana | Shrimp Plant

Justicea brandegeeana

Regular price $25.00 Save $-25.00

Justicea brandegeeana or Shrimp plant as it is also known is a native of Mexico and is a sprawling, suckering tropical evergreen shrub and one that is not normally something that we would grow given that it is tropical, but it's interesting flowers are what caught our eye!

The flowers actually resemble shrimps and the plants flower over a long period from about mid spring to autumn.  The lush foliage and interesting flowers make it a natural choice for a tropical garden.  It can also be grown in a pot or kept inside for a houseplant or  sited anywhere where the interesting flowers can be observed.

As you would expect being such an interesting plant it is the recipient of the Award of GArden Merit from the Horticultural Society. A full sun to part shade lover, the plants enjoy a moist, humusy soil and some partial shade will help to protect the flowers from "bleaching out" in the hot sunlight.  Plants should be pinched out to promote a more compact plant and stems can be pruned back before spring when the plant begins to make more growth.

Plants can grow between 40cm and 90cm both tall and wide.  

Please note these plants are very brittle and packaging for transit can be tricky.  If a piece does snap off in transit, the plants will recover.  We just need to make you aware of this as we would prefer not to ship but rather you select "Click & Collect" to pick up your plant so really more suited to our Auckland customers.

Plant Size 2.5 Litre

If you are ordering plants you can get up to 12 plants or a selection of plants, gifts and garden-wares into a box for the below rates 
      • Auckland City | $10
      • Upper North Island | $20 (Northland)
      • Middle North Island | $20 (Bay of Plenty & Waikato)
      • Lower North Island | $20
      • South Island | $25
      • Waiheke - Please select Rural Delivery at checkout
      • Outer lying islands, please contact us for a quote.
Smaller items such as books, stationery and other items can be sent for a lesser rate which you will see at checkout - From $6

Upon checking out, the freight charged is applied based on your location.  If you are rural please select the rural option as rural delivery is an additional $7 Please note the courier will not release your order for delivery if the incorrect option has been selected and we will email you re settlement of the outstanding amount.  

  • All of our orders are dispatched using Aramex (formerly Fastways) fully tracked service   
  • Our freight is calculated by weight and volume.  For plant orders, you may wish to order the maximum number of plants that will fit in a box to make freight more cost-effective or perhaps share an order with a friend
  • Plant orders will only be dispatched on Monday's and Tuesday's this will ensure that your order is not held in a depot over the weekend
  • All parcels are set at "Authority to leave" which means if you're not home at the time of delivery the courier will leave your parcel in a safe place on your property
  • Most Aramex deliveries are a two-day service with the exception of rural delivery which may add up to two days.
  • If you are wanting more than twelve plants, get in contact with us for a quote for freight
  • Corten steel garden stakes are considered over size for rural delivery so these can be sent but you will need to collect these from your local depot 

All rates detailed are for parcels up to 15kgs

Please note that on occasion Aramex may deem an area to be rural where other companies may not, this unfortunately is outside of our control as Aramex are the preferred courier for live plants, as other couriers will not transport them. Where this occurs we will need to get in touch to get you to deposit the additional rural fee


Please get in contact with us here or email us at hello@puririlane.co.nz

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