Ctenanthe burle-marxii - Fishbone Prayer Plant
Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a compact houseplant that makes a bold tropical statement. Its bright green leaves are striped with alternating lance-shaped bands, and have deep purple undersides and stems. Ctenanthe (along with their close relatives Calatheas and Marantas) are commonly called "Prayer Plants" because their leaves lie flat by day, but fold upwards in the evenings. Ctenanthe burle-marxii is nicknamed the "Fishbone Prayer Plant" due to the unique leaf pattern.
• Light: Medium to bright, indirect light
• Water: Water when the top 1-2" of soil feels dry
• Considerations: High humidity helps Fishbone Prayer Plant thrive – mist periodically or set on a pebble tray. Pet friendly!
What to Expect
You'll get a healthy Ctenanthe burle-marxii that meets our rigorous quality standards in a your choice of a 4" or 6" nursery pot – Marbled Clay Cachepot sold separately. No two plants are alike, and yours will have its own unique shape, size and personality; expect this natural variation from the photos.
Our plants include detailed care instructions as well as our Houseplant Best Practices guide, with information on how to repot, seasonal care and more!
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I have terrible luck with plants, but this plant has restored my dreams of being a plant owner. It arrived in pristine condition with three new leaves already coming in. It’s super easy to care for, even the most challenged plant lovers can keep it alive. I can’t wait to buy again!
The packaging was a little messy - but expected given shipping stress, but regardless my plant looks healthy and happy in its new home