The Complete Care Guide for Ctenanthe Plants

What are the Ctenanthe Plants?

The Ctenanthe plants are also referred to as the never never plants or the giant bamburanta plants. Other times it is also referred to as the fishbone prayer plant. This beautiful, lush, uniquely variegated tropical plant has dark green and cream leaves with a fish-bone pattern on them and a lovely pinkish-purple underside.

These evergreen perennials belong to a species of flowering plans of the family Marantaceae that is native to Brazil. Their full name previously used was Ctenanthe oppenheimiana Tricolor. The tricolor part of the name is derived from the leaves’ appearance. This house plant can reach 3ft tall and 4ft wide.

Types of Ctenanthe plants in Hong Kong

The Ctenanthe plants do best in a warm climate and over the past couple of years, they have become very popular houseplants thanks to their ease of maintenance. Their stems are above the ground and branched while the leaves have very distinct patterns.

Some popular varieties of the Ctenanthe plants are the:

  1. Ctenanthe Burle Marxii

This species has unique color variations that resemble a fishbone

  1. Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana

This species has unique cream-colored stripes

  1. Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

This species is also referred to as the Brazilian snow plant and is known for its striking green and yellow leaves

  1. Ctennathe Marantifolia

This species has beautiful golden striped patterns