Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a compact houseplant that makes a bold tropical statement. Its bright green leaves are striped with alternating lance-shaped bands, and have deep purple undersides and stems. Ctenanthe (along with their close relatives Calatheas and Marantas) are commonly called "Prayer Plants" because their leaves lie flat by day, but fold upwards in the evenings. Ctenanthe burle-marxii is nicknamed the "Fishbone Prayer Plant" due to the unique leaf pattern. Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a low maintenance plant, great for beginners.
GROWTH - Generally to 40-50cm tall
LIGHT - Bright, indirect light. Insufficient light will cause leaf colour to become more solid green and with too much light the colour will fade.
WATER - These guys do not like to dry out. Keep the soil evenly moist but never soggy. Water should be room temperature. High humidity if preferred.