Due to the graphic subject matter of this post...plantaholic pleasure is advised! There is something so modern, chic, and unique about plants that go graphic. The visual art that is displayed on this tropical tree known as Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' is awe inspiring!
Something about the bold glossy foliage checkered in rich cream, glossy green, and elegant ivory color is so super luxe! And for a little added extra, you get new growth that glows with the glimmer of a distant sunrise. You get the sun, the moon, and the stars of color in every leaf as it unfolds. Now that's some tropical cool. This amazing shrub/tree can grow up to 12 feet tall and wide if you want it too. Otherwise, prune it to keep to a size you like and in turn it will send branches in a wandering fashion giving you that Robinson Crusoe shipwreck vibe. The even better thing to say about this plant is that it is an amazing foil for any shade garden or dim spot. Want to light up a shady spot with something cool? Pisonia umbellifera 'Variegata' is your go-to plant. It's evergreen, likes cool sun/light shade, needs regular water, and is hardy to about 32 degrees fahrenheit/0 degrees celsius. This plant does well both outdoors and in. In the ground or in a container. So think about it...want to spice up the shady situation? Got to get yourself some graphic glam.