Continue adding water until it drains out of the drainage holes in the pot. It provides colour to a shaded corner. Successfully keeping a tropical plant that is native to the rainforests of Brazil in your home might seem like a challenge, but it can be relatively easy if you know what this plant needs to thrive.
Another common name for this plant is the Never Never Plant.
It is a giant, with a greyish-green metallic top surface and purplish undersides. If you have re-potted or re-planted a Ctenanthe plant, you will want to wait at least 6 weeks before fertilizing to allow the root system to establish.Next
This behavior is known as "nyctinasty" in the horticulture world.
Water again once the first inch or so has dried. Read on and I´ll give you all the important information you need to allow your Ctenanthe Plant thrive.
I consider C lubbersiana and C.
The plant is a member of the Marantaceae or arrowroot family. Arrowroot comes from the starch found in the plants edible rhizome.
Common Name Never never plant, prayer plant Botanical Name Ctenanthe Setosa 'Grey Star' Family Marantaceae Plant Type Perennial, evergreen Mature Size 3 ft.
This plant definitely does not like to sit in water. Changes to the foliage of the Never Never plant, such as curling leaves or drooping leaves can be caused by excess heat, excess light, low humidity, or under-watering. Plant will spread out if allowed to.Next
It is an evergreen perennial.
The family Marantaceae, of which Ctenanthe is a part, is considered to be on the finicky side. Thanks again, Cheers, Bill.
I would recommend them all to keen gardeners.
Leaves may start to drop off from too much water, as well.Next
This is a very tough plant.