The Encyclopedia of House Plants

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Ctenanthe

Family: Marantaceae.

Ctenanthe lubbersiana Eichl. Ctenanthe pilosa
Ctenanthe Genus of about 15 species of rosette-forming, evergreen, rhizomatous perennials from damp forest floors and thickets in Costa Rica and Brazil. The Ctenanthes are closely related to the Calateas - both are eye-catching and difficult to grow. They have a long list of hates - direct sunlight, temperatures below 60 F, cold or hard water and feeding after repotting. Ctenanthe
Growing conditions Watering and misting Propagation
Average warmth.Good indirect light is the proper location - an east- or north-facing windowsill is ideal. Grow in soilless or soil-based potting mix. Compost must be kept moist at all times and never allowd to dry out. Misting is necessary. The simplest way is to devide the plant in early spring. Sow seed at 66-75 F (19-24 C) as soon as ripe or in spring.
Ctenanthe lubbersiana Eichl.
Ctenanthe lubbersiana Eichl.
Ctenanthe setosa
Ctenanthe setosa

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