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Ctenanthe 'Bamburanta'

Ctenanthe 'Bamburanta'

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The Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Bamburanta' is a captivating houseplant admired for its large, lance-shaped leaves that feature striking patterns of green and creamy yellow variegation. The foliage's unique markings and vibrant colors create a dramatic and exotic appearance. This Ctenanthe exhibits a compact and bushy growth habit and when fully mature, 'Bamburanta' typically reaches a height of approximately 1-2 feet.

Botanical & Common Names

Botanical: Ctenanthe lubbersiana

Common: Bamburanta, Never Never Plant, Fishbone Plant, Prayer Plant, Fishbone Prayer Plant

Necessary Care Tips

  • 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

Advanced Care Tips

  • To encourage your Ctenanthe 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.'

Plant Insights

  • 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.
  • Ctenanthes 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.
  • Pet Safe / Nontoxic
  • Medium Maintenance

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