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Ctetanthe Burle Marxii 'Fishbone Prayer Plant'

Ctetanthe Burle Marxii 'Fishbone Prayer Plant'

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The Ctenanthe Burle Marxii makes a striking addition to the plant family with its perfectly oval shape and its elongated bone-like pattern pointing to the leaf’s edge (thus the name). As a member of the Marantaceae family, the Fishbone Prayer Plant requires medium care. Plus, these plants are mobile; their leaves constantly go up and down. New leaves appear like rolled-up newspaper and show off its mauve undersides!

  • FAQ about Fishbone Prayer Plant Care:
    • How do you care for a Fishbone Prayer Plant?
      • Humidity plays a vital role in successfully caring for your Fishbone Prayer Plant. For the best results, place this plant nearby a humidifier in a location with bright, indirect light. Water when the topsoil is mildly dry and crumbly during the growing season (spring-summer). Let the first ¼ inch dry out during dormancy.
    • What kind of propagation is best for the Fishbone Prayer Plant?
      • Sadly, stem and leaf propagation don’t work for the Fishbone Prayer Plant. Division at repotting is the simplest method.
    • Is the Ctenanthe Burle Marxii a Calathea?
      • No, a Ctenanthe Burle Marxii is not a Calathea. But, they are closely related. Both gena (plural of ‘genus’) comes from the same family: Marantaceae. This makes the Ctenanthe and Calathea cousins. (They are similarly related to Maranta and Stromanthe.)
    • How do you pronounce “Ctenanthe?”
      • Ten-Ann-Thee.
    • Are Ctenanthe good indoor plants?
      • While you will often find Ctenanthe Fishbone Prayer Plant in tropical landscape schemes, they are great indoor plants, when given the proper care.
    • What comes in the box?
      • One Ctetanthe Burle Marxii 'Fishbone Prayer Plant' in a 6" grow pot. Ceramic planter sold separately.