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Ctenanthe 'Fishbone'

Ctenanthe 'Fishbone'

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The Ctenanthe 'Fishbone' is a sophisticated and visually appealing houseplant, recognized for its striking, elongated leaves in muted shades of green and silver. This plant demonstrates an upright and bushy growth habit, with leaves extending from the central stem. At full growth, the 'Fishbone' Ctenanthe reaches a height of approximately 2-3 feet.

  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance


  • Botanical: Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'
  • Common: Burle-Marxii Amagris, Never Never Plant, Fishbone Plant, Prayer Plant, Fishbone Prayer Plant


  • Light: Bright Indirect
  • Ideal Temperature: 65-80°F
  • Humidity: High
  • Water: When the top inch of soil is dry
  • Fertilize: Once a month during the growing season with a balanced fertilizer diluted to half strength
  • Preferred Soil: Well-Draining Potting Mix


  • To encourage your Ctenanthe burle-marxii to flower, provide it with the recommended optimal conditions. If you are not interested in the flowers, it's recommended that you remove them so that your plant can redirect its energy into leaf production.'


  • Member of the Marantaceae family, commonly known as the prayer plant or arrowroot family, is a group of flowering plants that includes over 550 species.
  • Ctenanthe burle-marxii are native to Brazil where it grows in the understory of rainforests and cloud forests.

  • The plant is named after Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx, who is known for his use of bold forms and tropical plants in his designs.
  • The leaves fold up at night, similar to prayer plants, which is why it's sometimes called the Prayer Plant.
  • The Ctenanthe burle-marxii can flower, although they are small, white, and what this plant is known for.


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