Ctenathes, often mistaken for Calatheas, are still affectionately called 'Prayer Plants'. They have this name from the movement of their leaves, bowing down during the day and pointing to the sky during the night. Some plant owners choose Ctenathe over Calatheas due to their reputation of being a robust, and beginner-friendly plant.
The Lubbersiana doesn't follow most of its cousins from the Ctenanthe family - sacrificing symmetry on its foliage for random splashes of vibrant yellow variegation.
Light: Avoid direct sunlight, otherwise the leaves can scorch. Bright rooms are ideal, although a Ctenathe can tolerate slightly shadier rooms.
Watering: Watering frequency will vary from different households. Generally, Ctenathe will require a watering around once a week during the summer, and around once every two to three weeks during the colder months. Allow the topsoil to dry out between waterings.
Soil: Well-draining potting soil. 2 parts peat-free compost, 1 part perlite.
Temperature: Ctenanthes like the temperature to be between 16-29°C.
Repotting: Only repot once your Ctenanthe has become rootbound to its pot. Roughly once every 18-24 months.
Plant Care Level: Beginner
*Plant does not come with pot.