Ctenanthe Variegata

Dhs. 125.00

The variegated Ctenanthe, specifically Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Tricolor' or 'Never Never Plant,' is characterized by its large, lance-shaped leaves with bold variegation. The leaves typically display shades of green, cream, and pink, creating a visually appealing contrast.

Growth Habit: This plant grows in a clumping, upright manner, producing long, slender stems from which the leaves emerge. It tends to remain relatively compact, making it suitable for tabletops or as a floor plant in smaller spaces.

Light and Temperature Requirements: Variegated Ctenanthe prefers bright, indirect light. Avoid exposing it to direct sunlight, as this can scorch the leaves. It thrives in warm, humid conditions typical of its native tropical habitats and prefers temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C).

Watering and Soil: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Allow the top inch or two of the soil to dry out slightly between waterings. Ensure the pot has adequate drainage to prevent waterlogging, which can lead to root rot. Use a well-draining, peat-based potting mix.

Humidity: Variegated Ctenanthe appreciates high humidity levels. If the air in your home is dry, consider placing the plant on a pebble tray filled with water or using a room humidifier to increase humidity around the plant.

Maintenance: Remove any yellowing or dead leaves regularly to maintain the plant's appearance and encourage new growth. Occasionally wipe the leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust and keep them clean, which aids in photosynthesis.

Like many plants in the Marantaceae family, Ctenanthe species are considered non-toxic to humans and pets, making them a safe choice for households with children and animals.

Size: 50cm, comes in 17cm nursery pot