Graptophyllum pictum Chocolate / Caricature Plant
Common Name : Caricature Plant
Botanical Name : Graptophyllum pictum Chocolate
Family : Acanthaceae (Acanthus Family)
Origin : New Guinea
Growth Habits : Medium
Light condition : Full Sun
Maintenance : Low
Watering Schedule: Every day
Graptophyllum pictum, the caricature-plant, is a shrub in the family Acanthaceae. It is a well-known garden shrub loved for its vibrant foliage. Its foliage is a chocolate-purple foliage variegated with creamy pink at the center. Plant can reach 6 feet tall and wide or more and can be used as a beautiful hedge or mixed in with other shrubs.
Grows well in full sun and in shade. But the foliage is little dull in the shade. It needs moderate watering.