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Description for Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant
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.
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.
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
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Does the plant need regular trimming?
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