Caricature Plant (Graptophyllum Pictum)

Caricature Plant (Graptophyllum Pictum)

$8.00 inc. GST

POT MEASUREMENTS: Approx. 14cm(Ø) x 11cm(H)

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Graptophyllum Pictum, the Caricature Plant, is a shrub in the family Acanthaceae.

  • It is native to New Guinea, also a well-known garden shrub.
  • Caricature plant is an erect, much-branched shrub growing up to 3.5 metres tall.
  • The plant has a range of traditional medicinal uses and is also used as a soap substitute.
  • It is commonly grown as an ornamental and hedge plant in the tropics, and also as a pot plant in colder areas, being valued especially for its attractive, variegated leaves in which some people can see caricatures of the human face.
LIGHT
  • It is best to use a bright light, you can grow on a southern window, but in the summer it will require shading.
  • It can also grow on the west and east window.
  • In low light, the color of the leaves dims.
WATER
  • In the summer, abundant watering is required, especially in conditions of high air temperature.
  • With insufficient moisture, the leaves quickly lose the turgor, which, as a rule, is restored after watering.
SOIL
  • It is best to use a loose breathable substrate consisting, for example, 1 part humus, 1 part of the turf soil, 1 part peat, 1 part perlite or sand.
  • Drainage and a pot with an opening are mandatory.
FERTILIZER
  • Fertilize complex mineral fertilizers approximately once every 3-4 weeks.

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