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Graptophyllum pictum - click image to enlarge
Reynolds Aviary, North Carolina Zoological Park, Asheboro NC. Spring 2003. The tall, colorful species is a favorite for years for adding color in large
conservatories. The light passing through the pink chimeral zones is remarkable.

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Graptophyllum excelsum 'Strumpy Dave' (12/02)  
  ht: 3.5cm tall x 29cm wide - species is often 10cm tall
ha: dwarf, compact, internodes 7.25mm (species=14.5mm)
ll: 8.5mm - species averages 20mm
lw: 3.0mm - species averages 10.75mm
lm: mostly entire - species is usually serrate
or: Yuruga Nursery, Queensland 1999 as seedling
in: originator c. 2001
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Albomarginatum'  
  lc: irregularly margined white, often sectored light gray, greenish-
lc: white, or cream, occasionally mottled
lt: the surface is often irregularly and rugose due to the chimera.
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Aureomarginatum'  
  lc: broadly margined yellowish-green
li: Glasshouse Works Catalog 1988: 25
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Black Beauty'  
  lc: dark blackish-purple
lu: an interesting plant for summer bedding or that goth garden.
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Chocolate' ('Lurido-sanguineum')

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University of North Carolina at Wilmington. September 2003. This beautiful mix of brown, red, rose, and simply indescribable colors
makes an effective "summer tropical shrub", a sort of super-sized bedding plant. It fills this greenhouse corner with magical verticality.

 
  lc: brownish-purple with distinct cream to pink veins, very showy
in: Athens Select to US trade
   
Graptophyllum pictum [cream-centered]  
  lc: centered with cream, usually forming a lobed "leaf" or just a
lc: very wide midrib. The color is often formed as wider zones of
lc: chimera along a cream midrib as the width is quite variable
id: a cream-centered, pinkish clone has been sold in the US under
id: the species name - the species is painted or variegated too. This
id: plant shown by Yokoi appears to be more highly marked.
li: Yokoi, M. and Y. Hirose. 1978. Variegated Plants. Siebundo Shinkosha Pub. Ltd.
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Tricolor'  
  lc: mottled yellow and pink over green
prop: Armitage reports this clone roots somewhat more slowly.
   
Graptophyllum pictum 'Waimea'  
  lc: bright pink midrib - green blade
li: Glasshouse Works Catalog 1988: 25