The Lollipop Plant has overlapping yellow bracts with protruding white flowers that are thought to resemble lollypops. The Greek meaning of its name Pachystachys means ear of corn, referring to the shape of the flowers.

    Wildlife Facts
    Common Name:
    Lollipop Plant
    Scientific Name:
    Pachystachys lutea
    Bloom Season:
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • White
    • Yellow
    Fun Facts:
    • The plant is in bloom for long periods of time.
    • It is also called Golden Shrimp plant.
    • Blue-crowned Hanging Parrots in the Aviary consume the nectar from the flowers.
    Plant Type:
    • Shrub
    Endangered Status
    Endangered Status
    • Extinct in Wild (EW)
    • Critically Endangered (CR)
    • Endangered (EN)
    • Vulnerable (VU)
    • Near Threatened (NT)
    • Least Concern (LC)
    • Not Evaluated (NE)
    Hardiness Zones

    The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

    USDA Hardiness Zones

    10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

    10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

    11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

    11b (45 °F to 50 °F)