Ctenanthe Compact Star
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Striking leaves adorn green stripes and deep purple backs.
Characteristics Non-toxic to pets & children
Characteristics Detoxifying power
How to care
How to care
How to care
Ctenanthe thrive in medium, indirect sunlight but tolerate lower light levels too. Bright direct sunlight can cause the stunning colours on their leaves to fade, with prolonged exposure likely to burn and scorch their leaves.
Ctenanthe enjoy weekly waterings, allowing the top 2’ of soil to dry out partially. In winter, we recommend watering less frequently to prevent overwatering and root rot. This plant is not very drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown.
Your Ctenanthe will also appreciate being placed in a humid environment, which you can create with by misting it frequently, placing it close to other plants or on a pebble tray partly filled with water. Ctenanthe thrive in steamy bathrooms and kitchens.
Sad Plant Signs
Yellowing leaves and burnt tips suggest your plant has been scorched by direct sunlight or watered with tap water containing high levels of fluoride. Limp, drooping leaves which are brown and curling: suggest your plant is thirsty & dry. Brown or black spots: Overwatering.
Native to Brazil in South America, the Compact Star is a species of perennial plant in the Ctenanthe and Calathea family, known as prayer plants. If you’re looking to place an elegant houseplant in a spot that doesn’t receive bright sunlight, the Ctenanthe is an excellent choice. They will also appreciate a humid environment and thrive in steamy bathrooms and kitchens. A symbol of new beginnings, the English saying "to turn over a new leaf" originates from this plant since they close their leaves at night and re-open in the morning for a fresh start!
Let your Ctenanthe take centre stage on a side table or table top in your living room
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