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Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii ‘Fishbone Prayer Plant’

4" Nursery Pot

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name: Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii 
  • Pronunciation:[ten-AN-thee]
  • Common Name: Fishbone Prayer Plant, Calathea Fishbone, Stromanthe Amibilis, zebra plant
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Native Range: Brazil 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Moderate
  • Light Preference: Medium Light, Low/Shade, Bright/Indirect
  • Water Frequency: High/Moist. Thrives in evenly moist, well-drained soil. Allow the surface of the soil to slightly dry out between watering. These plants can be sensitive to hard water or water that has too many additives. We recommend using filtered tap water or rain water
  • Humidity Preference: High
  • Temperature: Prefers warmth; 60-85F
  • Soil Type: Regular potting mix, Peaty mix, Airy and slightly acidic
  • Pruning: Prune as needed to remove brown or dead leaves
  • Feeding: Fertilize every couple of weeks with a diluted balanced fertilizer during spring and summer
  • Propagation: Root division 
  • Growth Habit: Upright, Bushy. Can grow up to 2' tall and generally prefers to be repotted every two years
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans and pets. However, with all plants we recommend you exercise caution with children and pets