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Ctenanthe | Grey Star

Ctenanthe | Grey Star

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 Also commonly known as the " Never Never" plant. It has thin stems with a silvery leaf and veining and a merlot coloured underside. There are only about 15 species in the Ctenanthe genus which is closely related to Calatheas, Marantas and Stromanthe.

Light: These plants like plenty of light, but not too much direct sun. Some morning sun is fine. If you live in the Northern hemisphere, Northern windows or Eastern windows would be ideal. Unobstructed Western or Southern windows may offer too long or too intense direct sun, depending on where you live, so either set them back a bit, or diffuse the light with sheer curtains or blinds.

Water: Keep your potting mix relatively moist, and water again only when only the surface feels dry. Goeppertia species are sensitive to salts, and potentially other additives in tap water, so if you live in an area with very hard tap water, this will eventually build up in the potting mix and cause issues with browning leaves. Keep in mind that brown leaves can also be caused by allowing the potting mix to dry out too much. On the other hand, never allow your plant to sit in water for extended periods of time as this can increase the risk of root rot.

For best results, use rainwater or distilled water to water these plants.


Pet Friendly: Yes. Non-toxic to dogs and cats.

Kingdom: Plantae

Family: Ctenanthe

Genus: Ctenanthe setosa

Botanical name: Ctenanthe setosa 'Grey Star'

Common name: Grey Star

Plants in picture will not be exact plant.

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