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 help 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've been really happy with the fishbone prayer plant. It's unfurled several new leaves since its arrival, and interestingly they are all a bit lighter in color than the older leaves. It's a beautiful plant with lovely markings, and I love how the leaves all stand themselves up for the night.