Variegated Caricature Plant, Jamaican Croton, Key West Snow
Graptophyllum pictum 'Alba Marginata', Eranthemum albomarginatum, Pseuderanthemum albomarginatum, albo-marginatum
Price: $ 8.99
Catalog ID# 11509
In Stock: 24
Container Size: 3.5 inch / 16 fl.oz. / 473 ml
The large bluish-green foliage is edged in creamy white with the variegation creating a silver cast to the wavy foliage. Loose spikes of deep reddish-purple curving tubular flowers are produced throughout the growing season on established plants. The tropical Variegated Caricature Plant has a naturally upright to bushy habit and makes for an easy shade-loving container plant.
As a conservatory or greenhouse plant the Variegated Caricature Plant can reach 4-6' high although it is easily maintained as a 2-3' high container plant with periodic pruning. This is a frost / freeze sensitive species and so should be protected or overwintered indoors in a well lit area.
There has been much confusion in the nursery trade as to the correct name for this species and we have seen it classified as an Odontonema, Pseuderanthemum, and Eranthemum while many consider Graptophyllum to be the correct genus.
Grows To: 2-3'H x 1-2'W to 4-6'H x 3-4'W
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 10,11
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Outdoor Light: Light shade, Filtered sunlight, Cool sunlight
Indoor Light: Provide cool sunlight (early or late) or high indirect light indoors
pH Range: Acidic, Mildly Acidic, Neutral, Mildly Alkaline
Soil & Moisture: Moist (not soggy) to average moist, moderately fertile, average to well-drained soils.
Native To / Origin: Tropical America
See our Planting A New Plant, How To, and General Growing Guide for basic planting, potting, and watering instructions