General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 4 to 8 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 4 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Variegated
Broadleaf
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta-pink to reddish-purple
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Summer
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Awards and Recognitions: Texas Superstar®

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Common names
  • Caricature Plant
  • Jamaican Croton

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Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2018-11-29
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
Location: Tampa FL
Date: 2018-11-29
Location: sumatera indonesia
Date: 2018-12-02
Location: Miami, FL
Date: 2014-01
Fairchild gardens
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07
Location: Fairchild gardens, Miami FL
Date: 2015-12-11
very pretty when back lit by the setting sun
Location: Fairchild gardens, Miami FL
Date: 2015-12-11
at dusk
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07
Pic shows leaf reverse, backlit.
Location: Denver Botanical Garden
Date: 2021-07-07
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skylark On June 15, 2022 Cuttings took
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stem too leggy, pruned and rooted cuttings
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