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Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant
Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant

Graptophyllum, Caricature Plant

Caricature plant (Graptophyllum pictum) is an evergreen, ornamental shrub. It can grow to 6 – 9 ft tall. Graptophyllum pictum is basically grown for its variegated foliage.

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Purchase Description

  • Graptophyllum pictum Caricature plant.
  • Product Material : Natural Plant With Pot , Quantity : 1
  • Pot : Height : 6 Inches (15 cm), Pot Colour : Black (Plastic)
  • Very easy to maintain and Suitable for gifting to Plant Lovers

Plant Description

Scientific Name: Graptophyllum pictum
Synonyms: Justicia picta
Common Names: Caricature plant.

Caricature plant (Graptophyllum pictum) is an evergreen, ornamental shrub. It can grow to 6 – 9 ft tall. Graptophyllum pictum is basically grown for its variegated foliage. Oval to elliptic leaves is deep green varyingly blotched with cream along the midveins. Terminal clusters of red to purple-red tubular blossoms with protruding stamens bloom in summer.

Light:
Caricature plant thrives best in a bright light, you can grow on a southern window, however in the summer, it will require shading. It can also grow on the west and east window. In low light, the shade of the leaves diminishes.

Soil:
It grows well in fertile, moist, well-drained soil. Use a mix of 1 part humus, 1 part of the turf soil, 1 part peat, 1 part perlite or sand. Remember to try to stay away from wet, mucky or dry, sandy soils.

Humidity:
It prefers increased humidity, it needs regular spraying or maintenance in dishes with wet pebbles or expanded clay. However, it can also adapt to the dry air of the apartment.

Water:
Water thoroughly during the growing season and always keep the soil evenly moist but not soggy. You can allow the top 1 inch of soil to dry out between each watering. During the winter months, reduce watering.

 

Fertilizer:
Fertilize sparingly at least 6 inches away from the base, tri-annually with a slow time release 15-5-10. The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers will damage the roots and possibly kill the plant.

Pruning:
Prune regularly to stimulate new foliage growth and promote business.

Propagation:
It can be easily propagated by stem cuttings in stem cuttings. Take cuttings about 6-inch long. Root in water or a mixture of peat with sand. It is advisable to cover the stalk with polyethylene. Rooting lasts 4-6 weeks

Disclaimer: The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

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