Graptophyllum pictum

COMMON NAME

Caricature plant

TYPE

​Shrub

FAMILY

Acanthaceae

NOTES

A tropical evergreen shrub that will grow to 6-9’ tall.  Caricature plant is primarily grown for its variegated foliage. Oval to elliptic leaves (to 6” long) are deep green varyingly blotched with cream along the midveins.  Clusters of red to purple-red tubular flowers with protruding stamens are produced from the tips of branches in summer.

GEOGRAPHIC REGION

Native to New Guinea

NATIVE HABITAT

Not Known

WEB SOURCES

wikipedia.org

missouribotanicalgarden.org



Graptophyllum pictum