Ctenanthe are native to tropical Brazil and are part of the Marantaceae family. The leaves are oblong in shape, pale grey-green in colour with dark green lines and purple undersides. These plants are often called 'Prayer Plants' meaning their leaves are erect at night and flat in the day.
Height: Approximately 15cm from base of pot.
Also available in smaller size.
Secrets to success
Temperature: Ideally 16-24°C, keep out of draughts.
Light: Ctenanthe prefer lower to medium light, with some shade.
Watering: These plants like to be moist, reduce watering in winter.
Air Humidity: They prefer moderate to high humidity, this can be achieved by grouping plants together, misting, using a humidifier and placing your plant on a tray of watered pebbles.
Fertilising: Feed every few waterings during growing season, dilute fertiliser to half the recommended dosage.
This plant is non-toxic.