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6" Ctenanthe Burle Marx


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Ctenanthe burle-marxii was first cultivated by artist and plantsman Roberto Burl Marx in Brazil. It shares many traits of its kin, Marantas and Calatheas. Handsome oval leaves in sage green with a sateen finish have offset pairs of deep green slashes. With a compact, full shape, the plant will top out at around 12" overall. As a prayer plant, the rustling leaves will rise up at night as if in prayer, 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.

View full breakdown of Care Guide here.