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Care Guide

Ctenanthe Care

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Meet the Ctenanthe

The Ctenanthe features long oval leaves with a variety of unique patterns ranging from yellow stripes to green stripes.  As a member of the prayer plant family the Ctenanthe also folds up its leaves at night.

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Light

The Ctenanthe thrives best in Medium-bright indirect light, but can also tolerate low light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight as the leaves will burn.

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Pet Friendly

Yes

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Water

Water your Ctenanthe when the top 25-50% of the soil becomes dry. This plant is not drought tolerant but it will forgive the occasional missed watering.

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Humidity

High

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Temperature

Ctenanthe plants prefer warmer temperatures, somewhere between 65°-85° F.

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Difficult Level

Medium

   Common Problems Q&A

 Why are my yellowing and dropping?

Your Ctenanthe is probably being overwatered, make sure you are keeping a consistent watering schedule. If your plant is over watered for too long your plant may experience root rot.

Why does my Ctenanthe have brown leaf tips and edges?

This is likely due to underwatering. We recommend watering your plant thoroughly when the top 25-50% of soil is dry.

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Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana 'Bamburanta'

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  • Botanical Name: Ctenanthe lubbersiana
  • Common NamesBamburanta, Never-never plant
  • Description: This plant shows many similar traits with other species of prayer plants. The most prominent distinction would be the presence of golden splashes over the leaf surface. As a member of the Marantaceae family, Ctenanthe lubbersiana is best known for its attractive foliage with long oval leaves that fold up during the night. 
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Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'
Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

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  • Botanical Name: Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'
  • Common Names: Prayer Plant, Never Never Plant, Fishbone Plant
  • Description: The Ctenanthe burle marxii Amagris is slow growing with pale grey-green, oval leaves and dramatic dark green curving stripes. The leaves are wonderfully offset by a deep purple stem and leaf underside. Ctenanthe Amagris leaves close upwards at night like other prayer-plants. As with the Amabilis it is also commonly referred to as the Never Never Plant and Fishbone Plant.
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