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Tropical evergreen shrub

Graptophyllum pictum, the caricature-plant, is a shrub in the family Acanthaceae.

How to take care

Caricature plant is an erect, much branched shrub growing up to 3.5 metres tall. Prefers a position in full sun to moderate shade, but also succeeds in almost full shade Grows best in moist but well-drained soils that are rich in organic matter, Regular pruning stimulates new foliage growth and promotes bushiness


The juice of the plant is squeezed into the ear as a remedy for earaches. It is applied to the skin as a treatment for certain skin complaints
A decoction of the flowers is taken to promote menstruation



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