Graptophyllum pictum – Caricature Plant

Other notes

Natural History: An exotic shrub from New Guinea (Flowers of India, 2022). Often cultivated in gardens as an ornamental for its variegated leaves and red flowered spikes (WFO, 2022).



Nitin, R., V. C. Balakrishnan, P. V. Churi, S. Kalesh, S. Prakash, and K. Kunte. 2018. Larval host plants of the butterflies of the Western Ghats, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa, 10:11495–11550. DOI:

WFO (2022): World Flora Online. Accessed on 19 Dec 2022. URL:

Flowers of India (2022). Accessed on 19 Dec 2022. URL:

Page citation

Kawthankar, N. 2024. Graptophyllum pictum Griff. – Caricature Plant. In Kunte, K., S. Sondhi, and P. Roy (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. 4.12. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL:, accessed 2024/05/19.