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Graptophyllum Pictum Croton

Original price was: ₹50.00.Current price is: ₹30.00.

Graptophyllum pictum, commonly known as Caricature Plant or more precisely Graptophyllum pictum ‘Variegatum’, is a striking tropical evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia, particularly found in regions like Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Renowned for its vibrant and multicolored foliage, it’s a popular choice for adding a splash of exotic flair to gardens, landscapes, and indoor spaces.

Graptophyllum pictum Description:

  1. Maximum Growth Size – Upto 9 ft in ideal conditions
  2. Plant Type – Outdoor
  3. Watering Periods – once every two days during summer and once a week during winter
  4. Optimal Temperature – 65°F to 85°F (18°C to 29°C)
  5. Fertilization – Graptophyllum pictum, also known as the Jamaican Croton or Caricature Plant, should be fertilized at least a couple of times a year to keep it healthy. You can use a complete, balanced fertilizer once a month for outdoor plants and twice a month for potted plants. You can also use a dilute liquid fertilizer solution every 4–6 weeks, or sprinkle solid fertilizer over the soil. 

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Graptophyllum pictum, commonly known as Caricature Plant or more precisely Graptophyllum pictum ‘Variegatum’, is a striking tropical evergreen shrub native to Southeast Asia, particularly found in regions like Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Renowned for its vibrant and multicolored foliage, it’s a popular choice for adding a splash of exotic flair to gardens, landscapes, and indoor spaces.

The name “Graptophyllum” is derived from the Greek words “graptos,” meaning “marked” or “engraved,” and “phyllon,” meaning “leaf,” alluding to the distinctive markings on its leaves. “Pictum” refers to its painted appearance, which aptly describes the intricate patterns adorning its foliage.

The leaves of Graptophyllum pictum are its main attraction, showcasing a kaleidoscope of colors ranging from deep green to shades of pink, red, purple, and cream. Each leaf is uniquely patterned with splashes, streaks, or blotches of contrasting hues, resembling an artist’s canvas.

In addition to its ornamental value, Graptophyllum pictum is relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for both novice and experienced gardeners. It thrives in warm, humid climates and prefers well-draining soil enriched with organic matter. Adequate sunlight is essential for maintaining its vibrant leaf coloration, although it can tolerate partial shade.

This versatile plant can be grown as a compact shrub or trained into a small tree through regular pruning. It is often used as a focal point in tropical gardens, mixed borders, or as a specimen plant in containers. In tropical regions, it can even be cultivated as a hedge or screen for added privacy.

Beyond its aesthetic appeal, Graptophyllum pictum also holds cultural significance in some regions where it is believed to possess medicinal properties. Extracts from its leaves are traditionally used in herbal remedies to treat various ailments.

Overall, Graptophyllum pictum ‘Variegatum’ stands out as a charismatic and visually captivating plant, offering a tapestry of colors to enhance any landscape or indoor setting while requiring minimal maintenance. Its enchanting foliage and ease of cultivation make it a cherished addition to botanical collections worldwide.

Weight 10 g

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Graptophyllum pictumGraptophyllum Pictum Croton
Original price was: ₹50.00.Current price is: ₹30.00.

Availability: 10 in stock