Green Shrimp
Host Plant for Several Butterflies

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Green Shrimp Plant

Host or Larval Food Plant for Malachite Butterfly Siproeta stelenes


Green Shrimp (Blechum brownei) with White Peacock (Anartia jatrophae) eggs.

Green Shrimp plant
with White Peacock Anartia jatrophae butterfly eggs.

Malachite (Siproeta stelenes) butterfly that uses Green Shrimp plant (Blechum sp) for a host or larval food plant.

Malachite Siproeta stelenes butterfly
that uses Green Shrimp plant Blechum sp
for a host or larval food plant.

Botanical Name: Blechum brownei & Blechum .

Common Names: Green Shrimp

Plant type: Agressive groundcover

Light: Sun to shade

Size: From 1-2 feet tall

Water: Average

Soil: Average to rich andmoist

Propagation: Seed, layering, cuttings