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Never Never Plant - Prayer Plant

Never Never Plant - Prayer Plant

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Common Names: Prayer Plant, Never Never Plant, Fishbone Plant
Botanical Name: Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris' Description

The 'Amagris' has elongated, olive green leaves with a herringbone-like pattern of light green to silvery markings running along the veins. The undersides of the leaves are a soft purple, which is often visible due to the plant's characteristic nyctinastic movements—where the leaves fold upward during the night. This movement is thought to help with moisture retention and may also deter pests.

Care Plan for Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

Light: This plant thrives in medium to bright, indirect light. It can tolerate low light conditions but may lose some of its vibrant coloration and patterns. Direct sunlight should be avoided as it can scorch the delicate leaves.

Watering: Water the 'Amagris' when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch. It prefers consistent moisture but does not like to sit in waterlogged soil. Ensure good drainage in the pot to prevent issues such as root rot.

Humidity: High humidity is essential for keeping the 'Amagris' healthy, mimicking its native tropical environment. Use a humidifier, mist the plant regularly, or place it on a pebble tray with water to maintain high humidity levels around the plant.

Temperature: Maintain indoor temperatures between 65-75°F (18-24°C). Avoid exposure to drafts and sudden temperature changes, which can stress the plant.

Child and Pet Safety: Ctenanthe plants are generally considered non-toxic to both pets and humans, making them a safe choice for households with children and animals.

General Tips: Fertilize every month during the growing season with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength. Clean the leaves regularly with a soft, damp cloth to remove dust and help the plant photosynthesize efficiently. Prune any yellow or damaged leaves to keep the plant looking tidy and healthy.

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