Graptophyllum Pictum 'Chocolate' has oval shaped glossy dark mahogany colored foliage with creamy white variegation splashed down the center of each leaf. The stems are usually reddish and contrast nicely with the leaves. The plant can grow upto to 6' at maturity.
Tolerates heat and humidity, Likes bright light and moist.
It is moderately drought tolerant but will quickly wilt during dry periods if it s not well established or it s planted in sandy soil.
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between watering .
Fertilize Caricature Plant plant a couple of times a year (at minimum) to keep it happy. You can fertilize more frequently, if you wish, especially if you grow it in a bright spot. Use any houseplant fertilizer
Great for accents in container gardening.
Make sure watering is done once the soil goes dry. Although the soil can remain moist, but it should not turn soggy/wet. Having drainage hole in the pots goes a long way in ensuring there is no water stagnating on top of the soil. You can spray the plant occasionally.
Fertilise the plant once a month in summers however Don't feed any fertiliser in winters. Giving fertiliser to the plant ensures nutrients going in which keeps it healthy. Keep an eye on the leaves of the plant to know any symptoms for watering or sunlight.
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