Graptophyllum pictum, commonly called caricature plant, is most likely native to New Guinea. It is a tropical evergreen shrub that will grow to 6-9’ tall. Container plants typically grow as rounded 2-4’ tall plants. Caricature plant is primarily grown for its variegated foliage. Oval to elliptic leaves (to 6” long) are deep green varyingly blotched with cream along the midveins. Terminal clusters (3-4” long) of red to purple-red tubular flowers with protruding stamens bloom in summer.
It grows in tropical to sub-tropical zones, 10-11. It’s really striking and would make a nice hedge or bush. The colors pop in the sun, but you can also grow it in semi-shade. I love the flowers which are almost orchid-like.