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Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant

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Caricature plant is a tropical evergreen shrub.
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Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant Plant

Description for Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant

Plant height: 9 - 15 inches
Plant spread: 4 - 6 inches

Native to New Guinea, caricature plant is a tropical evergreen shrub that will grow to 2-9 ft tall. Container plants typically grow as rounded 2-4 ft tall plants. Caricature plant is primarily grown for its variegated foliage. Oval to elliptic leaves (to 6 in long) are deep green varyingly blotched with cream along the mid-veins.

Terminal clusters of red to purple-red tubular flowers with protruding stamens bloom in summer. Flowers often do not appear on container plants, particularly if stems are regularly pinched to promote new foliage growth.

Common name(s): Caricature Plant, Jamaican Croton
Flower colours: Red to purple-red
Bloom time: Seasonal bloomer (Summer)
Max reachable height: 2 to 9 feet
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and 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 to p[art shade
Soil: Organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil
Water: Medium
Temperature: Above 50 degrees F
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Caring for Graptophyllum

  • Tolerant of most soils as long as they remain moist during the growing season.
  • Prune regularly to stimulate new foliage growth and promote business.
  • Container plants should be overwintered indoors in a bright sunroom.
  • Container plants may also be forced into dormancy by cutting back foliage and storing in a dark, cool but frost-free basement or garage for the winter.

Typical uses of Graptophyllum

Special features: Container plant

Culinary use: Prune regularly to stimulate new foliage growth and promote bushiness. Container plants should be overwintered indoors in a bright sun room.

Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.

Medicinal use: NA

References

  • http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/PlantFinder/PlantFinderDetails.aspx?kempercode=a519
  • http://texassuperstar.com/plants/graptophyllum/index.html
  • http://www.flowersofindia.net/catalog/slides/Caricature%20Plant.html
  • https://myfolia.com/plants/38407-caricatureplant-graptophyllum-pictum/care_instructions

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5 / 5 Sangeeta Chaudhry 25 June 2018
Hope many more to purchase and recommend to buy from this seller without giving room second thought
5 / 5 Rajkumar p 16 June 2018
It s lovely. The plant was carefully packed and seems to be genuine plant. I m happy with my purchase.
5 / 5 Rasika Srivastava 07 June 2018
A happy customer ?? But like could the rate be a bit reasonably else all good ... thanks
5 / 5 Joshi Prisy 07 June 2018
Does the plant need regular trimming?
5 / 5 Shiva Ranjani Reddy 26 May 2018
Very nice plant but price is ok

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