Ctenanthe are related to Maranta, Calathea and Stromanthe. All are known and cherished for their extraordinary decorative foliage and are sometimes called Prayer Plants due to the way the leaves close upwards in a prayer-like fashion in the dark.
COMMON NAME: Bamburanta, Never Never Plant
BOTANICAL SCIENTIFIC NAME: Calathea Ctenanthe
LIGHT: A bright room, but no direct sunlight as that can make the color of the leaves fade away.
WATERING: Eternal flame likes to have an even amount of water. It is especially important during the summer months, when it is warmer.
SOIL: It all depends on the type of compost you use. Check the label first. The best for potting the Calathea Crocata is soil based potting compost with some peat moss (around 25%). Remember to allow the water to drain easily.
HUMIDITY: It is best to mist the plant every day with room temperature water. If it does not have enough humidity the color of the leaves will be spoiled by brown spots.
FERTILISER: Once a month, NPK high in Nitrogen.
Size: Height 50cm. Approximate
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