Ctenanthe are native to tropical Brazil and are part of the Marantaceae family. Ctenanthe setosa 'Compact Star' have lance shaped leaves, pale grey-green in colour with green lines and grey-purple undersides. These plants are often called 'Prayer Plants' meaning their leaves are erect at night and flat in the day.


Pot: 12cm

Height: Approximately 40cm from base of pot


Secrets to success


Temperature: Ideally 16-24°C, keep out of draughts.


Light: Ctenanthe prefer lower to medium light, with some shade.


Water: 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.

Ctenanthe setosa 'Compact Star'