Bicolor, Graptophyllum pictum

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    Polybag size / Pot size: Polybag: 10x10, 3.9L
    Plant height: 12''

    Graptophyllum pictum, commonly known as Bicolor, is an evergreen shrub prized for its vibrant and multicolored foliage. The elliptical leaves boast a stunning combination of green and purple hues, creating an arresting visual display. This shrub exhibits a bushy and compact growth habit, making it well-suited for diverse landscaping applications.


    Light:

    Thrives in partial to full sun. Sufficient sunlight enhances the intensity of leaf colors.


    Water:

    Maintain regular watering, allowing the soil to slightly dry between waterings. Avoid waterlogged conditions.


    Soil:

    Adaptable to various soil types but prefers well-draining soil. An ideal pH range is slightly acidic to neutral.


    Fertilizers:

    Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer during the growing season to support healthy and vibrant foliage.


    Temperature:

    Well-suited for warm climates. Protect the plant from frost, as Bicolor is sensitive to cold temperatures.


    Propagation:

    Commonly propagated through stem cuttings. The use of rooting hormone can aid in successful propagation.


    Pest and Diseases:

    Monitor for common pests such as aphids or spider mites. If needed, treat with insecticidal soap.


    Treatment :

    Implement preventive measures by regularly inspecting plants. Address any pest issues promptly with suitable solutions.


    Similar Looking Plants:

    - Aphelandra squarrosa: Shares a similar appearance with colorful foliage, although leaf patterns may vary.


    Mix Planting Recommendations:

    - Combine with other shrubs like Croton or Cordyline for a vibrant and diverse garden.

    - Plant alongside flowering species to create contrasting textures and colors.

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