Ctenanthe: Identification, plant Growth and reproduction
Learn about the plant
Ctenanthe is a genus of approximately 15 types of rosette-developing, time tested, rhizomatous perennials from wet forest flooring surfaces and thickets in Costa Rica and Brazil. The Ctenanthes are strictly relevant to the Calateas – they are both eyes-capturing and hard to cultivate. They have a long list of hates – direct sunlight, temperature ranges below 60 F, cold or painful water, and feeding after repotting.
Plant growth conditions
Typical warmth. Good indirect gentle will be the proper area – an eastern- or north-facing windowsill is ideal. Develop in soilless or dirt-dependent planting blend.
Compost must be held moist consistently rather than allowed to dry. Misting is important.
Divide the herb at the beginning of early spring. Sow seed at (66-75 F ,19-24 C) once ripe or in springtime.