Lollipop Plant

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 16 October 2010 in Plant & Nature.

"Also known as the Golden Shrimp Plant, the Lollipop Plant makes an eye-catching houseplant with white flowers and showy yellow bracts. A native of Peru, it will bloom year round when given good light and fertilized regularly."
A shot from the Gaiser Conservatory here in Spokane.

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

A wild and amazing flower!

16 Oct 2010 5:15am

tataray from france, France

Wow... quelle étonnante fleur ...
Et ses couleurs sont merveilleuses !.. ))

16 Oct 2010 9:44am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Wow Don. Never seen anything like it:) Well documented

16 Oct 2010 10:03am

JJ from Jersey City, United States

I to cannot say I have ever seen one of these plants so interesting

16 Oct 2010 11:33am

yz from Budapest, Hungary

a most interesting plant, really

16 Oct 2010 12:14pm

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Yep, I bought a pink version as a houseplant many years ago. Great little thing that managed to survive my lack of TLC! lovely shot like the contrast between the whites and yellows and the well chosen dark background

16 Oct 2010 12:28pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

What an interesting shapes and colors this plant has! I love it!
Very nice shot with the dark background!

16 Oct 2010 2:15pm

Harry from Apex, United States

Beautiful colors and interesting shapes - I've never seen one of these!

16 Oct 2010 2:39pm

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

Wow, what an unusual looking plant. Right out of Dr. Seuss. Wonderful macro with great colors and detail.

16 Oct 2010 3:19pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


16 Oct 2010 3:28pm

Sunder from Chennai, India

Excellent shot!
love the colour contrasts and details...

16 Oct 2010 3:44pm

Melocoton from Salamanca, Spain

muy bonita

16 Oct 2010 5:30pm

Wim van der Meij from Zutphen, Netherlands

This is like butterflies or birds try to break free.

16 Oct 2010 6:20pm

DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

WooooEeee. Beautiful dramatic shapes. This plant really stands out and forms interesting negative shapes against the dark background.

16 Oct 2010 8:02pm

Marcie from Boston, United States

Such exquisite color and detail. I've never seen anything quite like this before.

16 Oct 2010 11:02pm

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

Can a plant 'look' happy...? this is certainly a fun image. Very nice.

16 Oct 2010 11:58pm

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

Really beautiful.
Good job, Bravo. : ))

17 Oct 2010 1:58am

Sidney from Manila, Philippines

Strange but gorgeous flower!

17 Oct 2010 2:52am

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

It's gorgeous. I've never seen one before.

17 Oct 2010 3:27am

POBSB from Tilburg, Netherlands

never seen before, thanks for sharing

17 Oct 2010 11:05am

Candace from Phoenix, AZ, United States

Very exotic and unusual.

17 Oct 2010 7:33pm

Otto K. from Atlanta, United States

I don't think I've ever seen one before. Cool.

17 Oct 2010 9:08pm

Satvik from Columbus, United States

What a unique inflorescence ! Beautiful, nicely captured.

18 Oct 2010 1:15am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A lovely shot of this unique plant.

18 Oct 2010 2:07am

Tricia from Poplar Bluff, Missouri, United States

I saw some of those Sat at Mo Bot Gardens - they're so neat!

18 Oct 2010 3:12pm

Christel from Köln, Germany

Hi Don,
The plant looks interesting. The white flowers, like it very much. I think I've seen this plant in Cologne in a tropical house before. Now I look at your other pictures too. Dear greetings Christel

19 Oct 2010 1:40pm