Graptophyllum pictum (L.) Griff.

Caricature Plant

Shrub to about 2 m tall. Leaves elliptic, to about 15 cm long with irregular cream, yellow or white marbling.

New Guinea, but widely naturalised in SE Asia

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Acanthaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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Graptophyllum pictum 'Album'

Leaves variegated with white in the centre.

Graptophyllum pictum 'Aureum'

Leaves variegated with yellow in the centre.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Acanthaceae
genus        Graptophyllum Nees