Long oval green foliage to start your Air purifying oasis!
This striped calathea was named in honour of Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Historically found in the Brazilian rainforests, this plant is now more widely spread. Like other calatheas, this plant has top air-purifying qualities.
Commonly known as the Calathea Never Never or Fishbone Prayer Plant, this stunning plant showcases gorgeous markings on its leaves with a distinctive fishbone pattern.
Also called the Prayer Plant due to the unique behaviour of its leaves, which close upwards during the night!
Its circadian rhythms produce more oxygen at night, promoting a better night's sleep and contributing to the health of your Respiratory System
Acts as a Natural Humidifier, creating a healthier and more comfortable environment in your home
While caring for tropical plants can be challenging in cooler temperatures, the Calathea Never Never will thrive when provided with the right conditions
This captivating plant will rarely exceed a height of 30cm, making it a perfect addition to any indoor setting!
Calathea 'Ctenanthe' Care Guide
I like a lot of diffused light, but direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose my precious markings. Because I grow on the canopy floor, I can tolerate shade, but I grow much better with indirect light.
I like my soil to be moist, but I am also susceptible to root rot, so don't let me sit in water. Think little and often as a watering policy.
I prefer warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but I can cope with as low as 15°C. Keep me away from draughts.
Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.
Wipe my leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that I can breathe properly.
I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.
Calathea 'Ctenanthe' General Information
I am native to Central and South America.
I can grow to about 15" in height quite easily but taper off a little after that.