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Graptophyllum pictum
Caricature plant
Daun ungu Acanthaceae

Graptophyllum pictum, Caricature plant, Taman, Daun ungu


Graptophyllum pictum, Caricature plant, Taman, Daun ungu

This species has an erect, open habit and reaches a height of 5 ft (1.5 m) with a spread of about 30 in (75 cm).
Its leaf coloration varies but typically it has mid-green, oval leaves with creamy central blotches. The tubular purplish red flowers are borne on terminal spikes in spring and summer.
Tricolor has cream and green leaves, heavily flushed pink especially when young; Purpureum Variegatum is similar but replaces the pink with purple-red.
Cultivation:Doing best in dappled shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
They respond well to gentle pruning to control their tendency to legginess.
Propagate from cuttings .