Graptophyllum pictum, the caricature-plant, is a shrub in the family Acanthaceae. It is native to New Guinea. There are two varieties: the variegated color one is known as 'white adulsa', and is used combined with coconut water to reduce swelling.
Caricature plant (Graptophyllum pictum) is an evergreen, ornamental shrub. It can grow to 6 – 9 ft tall. Graptophyllum pictum is basically grown for its variegated foliage. Oval to elliptic leaves is deep green varyingly blotched with cream along the midveins. Terminal clusters of red to purple-red tubular blossoms with protruding stamens bloom in summer. The plant is widely distributed throughout the tropics, where it has been grown as an ornamental plant in gardens for decades.