Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant
Common name: caricature plant
Color: Red to purple-red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer
Height: 2.00 to 4.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Caricature Plant has long been popular as a houseplant due to its superior tolerance to low light conditions while maintaining dense nicely variegated foliage. Not surprisingly, Caricature Plant turns out to be an excellent summer annual for a wide range of light conditions from full sun to dense shade.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: well-drained soil
Temprature: above 50 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- Tolerant of most soils as long as they remain moist during the growing season
- Prune regularly to stimulate new foliage growth and promote bushiness.
- Container plants should be overwintered indoors in a bright sun room.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Caricature Plant is very heat tolerant, but wilts under drought conditions; it is cold sensitive and can be damaged by temperatures much below 55°F.
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