The Ctenanthe burle marxii Amabilis has long, oval, grey-green leaves with a stunning fishbone pattern.
Ctenanthe are related to Maranta, Calathea and Stromanthe. All are known and cherished for their extraordinary decorative foliage and are sometimes called Prayer Plants due to the way the leaves close upwards in a prayer-like fashion in the dark.
Light - Maranta grow best in bright indirect light but will tolerate shade although insufficient light may cause loss of variegation in the leaves. Avoid direct sunlight as this can burn the leaves and cause the pattern to fade.
Watering - Keep the soil moist at all times, but do not over-water or allow the plant to sit in soggy conditions. Watering with soft, lukewarm water is recommended. Increased humidity levels are a must so mist frequently. Brown leaf tips are a tell-tale sign that the surrounding air is too dry.
Drought Tolerant - No.
Pet Friendly - Considered slightly poisonous. Keep away from children and animals and take care when handling.
Pot Size - 12cm
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