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Ctenanthe 'Grey Star' Quart

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It's easy to see Grey Star's resemblance to its cousins the calatheas and stromanthes with its deeply veined leaves and wine red undersides.

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Venturing into the world of the Marantaceae family is like finding an author whose books you really enjoy reading and, happy day, is really prolific. Commonly referred to as prayer plants because of the leaves' tendencies to fold upward at night, marantas, calatheas, stromanthes and ctenanthes (pronounced TEE-nanthes) are all related with similar traits from one species to the other, and with what seems like dozens of varieties within each species. The Never Never Plant (no idea why it's called that, even after searching the internet), or Ctenanthe 'Grey Star' can grow to three feet tall and about as wide in 10 years' time, producing deeply veined gray leaves (like calatheas) with wine red undersides (like stromanthes). As is true to the genus, this tropical houseplant likes high humidity, well-lit environments, handles underwatering better than soggy roots, and will cause gastric distress if eaten by curious pets. Periodic misting keeps the foliage looking its best, so Grey Star may thrive in a well-lit bathroom.

 

Common Name Never Never Plant
Mature Size 3 feet tall and wide
Growth Rate Moderate
Optimum Temperature 60°-80° F
Characteristics Houseplant, NOT pet-friendly
Light Well-lit room, no direct sun
Water Water thoroughly when top inch of soil is dry
Structure Mounding
Bloom Color Rarely blooms indoors
Uses Houseplant, indoor container planters
Photos Real images, not stock photos
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