Whimsical golden shrimp plants are popular landscape items in tropical areas. The “shrimp” is grown primarily for its showy flower heads. The easy-to-grow plants produce a year-round profusion of overlapping masses of gold bracts flecked with small white flowers tipped with purple spots, each having two slender petals and long yellow stamens, amid bright green leaves. The flowers last only a few days, but the flower heads last for a long period of time. In warmer climates, golden shrimp plants can grow to be 3-6 feet tall. Plant your golden shrimp in the spring.