Pachystachys Lutea

About Pachystachys Lutea

Common Name | Lollipop Plant, Golden Shrimp Plant

Family Name | Acanthaceae

Native to | Northern Brazil, Panama, and Peru

Pachystachys lutea is a popular landscape plant in tropical and subtropical areas of the world. The plant’s long-throated, short-lived white flowers emerge sequentially from overlapping bright yellow modified leaves (bracts). These bracts are brightly colored and serve the function of attracting pollinating hummingbirds. These hummingbirds help the pollination process by brushing up against 2 stamens held under the upper lip and are rewarded by nectar at the bottom of the fused corolla.