Look at the stripes on these guys! A member of the prayer plant family, Ctenanthe – or Never Never plants – raise and lower their leaves in response to the light. This uncommon variety has stunning, prominently variegated foliage with bright yellow stripes across their dense, broad leaves. An excellent statement plant to make a big impact in any room.
Ctenanthe tend to be easier to care for than Calathea, though they do also benefit from higher humidity. Aim to keep it above 50%, ideally above 60% to avoid browned leaf edges and encourage rapid growth. Temperatures in the home should be fine year-round (above 14’C) but keep them away from draughts. These fellas are tolerant of shade, so can be placed almost anywhere in the room, well away from radiators.
Difficulty: Moderate – 3/5
Pot size: 17cm
Height (inc. pot): 80-90cm
Toxicity: Non-toxic, pet safe