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4" Ctenanthe Burle Marx


Ctenanthe burle-marxii was first cultivated by artist and plantsman Roberto Burl Marx in Brazil. He shares many traits of his kin, Marantas and Calatheas. Handsome, oval leaves in sage green with a sateen finish have offset pairs of deep green, teardrop shaped slashes ending in trailing points to the edge of the leaf. A finely drawn emerald green line edges each leaf. Burle is a little burly, topping out at around 12" overall, in a nice, satisfying fullness. As a prayer plant, the rustling leaves will rise up and join its cousins in prayer at night, showing the soft burgundy glow of their undersides. Tiny white flowers on short stalks will appear in spring.

  • Also known as 'Fishbone Plant'
  • Air Purifying
  • Pet Friendly

Quick Care Guide:

  • Water - Med/High (4):  Prefers more water than most, but soil can dry out periodically. Use a spray bottle to mist and increase humidity levels without soaking the soil and roots.
  • Light - Medium (3):  Plant prefers natural, diffused light. Can be placed in a spacious living room. Indirect light preferred. No direct sunlight on leaves.
  • Difficulty - Medium (3):  Not too difficult to keep happy, but does require some attention.

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