Graptophyllum pictum, Justicia picta, Graptophyllum hortense, Caricature Plant. Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Variegata'
Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Variegata'

Graptophyllum pictum, Justicia picta, Graptophyllum hortense

Caricature Plant
Family: Acanthaceae
Origin: New Guinea
Large shrub 5-10 ft tallSemi-shadeShadeKeep soil moistOrnamental foliagePink flowersSeaside, salt tolerant plant

Tropical Old World shrub having purple or red tubular flowers and leaf markings resembling the profile of a human face or caricature. Foliage is oval shaped, glossy, variegated and leathery; leaves are up to 5 inches long. Bright light with high humidity enhances growth; useful for height in the back of a planting bed or as a specimen. Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings.

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