Ctenanthe oppenheimiana
Ctenanthe oppenheimiana
Ctenanthe oppenheimiana
Ctenanthe oppenheimiana

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana

A spectacular, lush tropical beauty!
  • Wonderfully patterned foliage for a fabulous exotic look!
  • Gorgeous silver and green striped oval leaves with dark red undersides that fold up at night.
  • A fascinating addition to your home and undemanding to look after.
  • Choose a bright location away from drafts and direct sunshine.
  • Supplied as a potted plant in a 17cm nursery pot.

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Item: 800245
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Indoor gardening is a great way to reconnect with nature and the range of plants that are suitable for your home is ever-increasing and we're delighted to be able to bring the latest must-haves to you.

Also known as the Never Never Plant, Ctenanthe oppenheimiana has gorgeous silver and green striped oval leaves which have dark red undersides. Perfect for a focal point in a bright spot in your home.

Related to Calathea and a member of the Prayer Plant family, Ctenanthe shares their fascinating and unusual habit with leaves that close upwards at night, showing off the dark red undersides.

Beautiful to look at, these leafy tropical houseplants also help to clean the air in your home. It has been found that houseplants can actually improve the environment in our homes, clearing the air, removing toxins and adding valuable oxygen to the air that we breathe.

Supplied as a potted plant in a 17cm pot, growing to a height and spread of 75cm (2ft).

What Is Supplied

Item 800245 supplied as:
Supplied as an established plant in a 17cm nursery pot.

Plant Care Information

Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Protect From Frost
Protect From Frost
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow

Top Tips

  • Ctenanthe prefer a more humid environment than other houseplants. To increase humidity, stand the pot on a tray of pebbles filled with water.

Care Information

  • Position in a warm room away from cold draughts and radiators.
  • The ideal temperature is between 13C (55F) and 24C (75F).
  • Ctenanthe require a bright lightly shaded spot well away from the direct glare of the sun.
  • Water freely between spring and autumn, preferably with tepid rainwater and allow the pot to drain well between waterings.
  • Feed regularly between March and September, or when you see active growth.

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
75 cm
75 cm
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