I have them growing under gum trees (Eucalyptus species), which as any gardener will know, can be a real trial under which to establish a garden. Googling for Ctenanthe ‘Grey Star’ directed me here. Keep this in mind when deciding on the Calathea variety you wish to grow in your home. Whatever water you use, keep the soil lightly moist but never soggy or wet. I am pretty sure it is the unnamed Ctenanthe that you describe in this post. Ctenanthe burle-marxii Calathea Burle Marxii Care Size and Growth. Based on your info above it should be, however it’s very cool – it is crazy cold this morning here (12F) and the bathroom is chilly, so I will have to find a warmer spot and perhaps mist it. it was, absolutely ! It is also expensive, so keep this in mind when deciding on the best variety of Calathea to grow in your home. Perhaps you can provide me with a little more information? Do you have some Never Never Plants in your garden? On the other hand very dark spots need to be given a miss as well. Also the rhizome is soft and easy to slice through. Arno, My never never house plant does not seem happy. Most informative article Ctenanthes I’ve ever come across. Unlike other Calathea plants, it has plain-looking foliage but the flowers are so gorgeous so this plant is very attractive. I note that the readers who have noted them as being a hardy group. Their hardiness and low maintenance certainly makes them popular with me. I thought that the plant was stressed because of the leaf-curling but couldn’t work out if it was the cold or the lack of rain, even though I water it regularly. Any ideas and help would be appreciated. I tend to cut the top 2 to 3 leaves in half and remove all the others. Spikes of small white flowers are sometimes borne in summer. Regarding growing the plant in South Australia, this will depend on your local climate. Will definitely look for other varieties when in a commercial greenhouse. It is invasive, but you’re right. Ctenanthes are well-adapted to dry conditions and if they get too dry they will let you know by rolling their leaves in to conserve moisture. The leaves are strong and stand stiffly away from the main plant. Calathea, commonly known as Peacock Plant, Zebra Plant or Rattlesnake Plant, is a genus of popular houseplants you can grow in your home. Exotic looking it is. Anyway, I’m actually writing to ask if you know why it is called the “never-never” plant? Recently bought one as a houseplant and love it! Once the inside temperatures rise above 70F you can start to water your plant more regularly and give it an occasional liquid feed and it should spurt into growth. Ctenanthe burle-marxii has dramatically striped leaves. Ctenanthe burle-marxii ‘Amagris’ is low and grey, Ctenanthe burle-marxii ‘Amagris’ makes a great low maintenance groundcover. Thanks for the your comments Jaqueline. Ctenanthe oppenheimiana Recently tried to source some but struggled to find a supplier even in Queensland and NSW. Family Name: Marantaceae Ctenanthe setosa However they are very easy to propagate. £29.99 / Size Medium (Fits 16cm Pot) Large (Fits 20-22cm Pot) Pot Sizing: fits our range of 22cm plant pots. Calathea is recommended for USDA hardiness zones 10 to 12, for outdoor growth. Ctenanthe lubbersiana provides brilliant flashes of yellow in the shade, Ctenanthe lubbersiana Cairns Botanic Garden. These plants belong to the genus Ctenanthe.They are shade loving herbaceous plants related to Calathea, Maranta and Stromanthe – all popular foliage plants for the shade. I would love to do an article on Calathea. Regarding propagation of the plant, it is by division. Goeppertia) is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae.There are several dozen species in this genus. You will see Ctenanthes used widely in many Botanic Gardens and also in private gardens which open regularly to the public. Two questions: Will bare rhizomes shoot if potted, and is there any value in putting cuttings in water to promote root development prior to potting? This plant has continued to be commercially available in its variegated forms for almost half a century. I guess this is why it is so valuable to know your garden plants and where they originate. I love that they grow so well in the shade and look good en mass. Thank you for this post. This is the only way to ensure that you are giving the best care to your houseplants. Another toughie, it can be found in older gardens in northern New South Wales. You need to soak it in a bucket of water for several hours, and/or use a soil wetter when you water. Ctenanthe setosa has petioles covered in hairs which can be quite irritating when maintaining the plant. C amabilis produces many branching stems well above the ground and is thus more of sprawling plant. My daughter has one of these plants in her bathroom and loves the way it “puts itself to bed” each night, and then wakes up and stretches out the following morning. Thank you for your answer dear Arno King. Good luck with incorporating more of these plants in your garden. Try bottled water or at least regularly flush your Calathea ornata’s soil using distilled water! It is more commonly found in tropical areas but is equally at home in the subtropics. Discovered by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle-Marx, the plant has been known in cultivation for almost half a century, but was only formally described in the mid 1990s. Its leaf petioles are hairy. General Calathea Care Tips: Light: Bright indirect sunlight. and wine red undersides that are held singly on tall stems. Both can look identical in Google search pictures. Episode 41: the Maranta group - Maranta, Calathea, Stromanthe and Ctenanthe. This is another toughie that you will see in many older, warm climate gardens. The ‘Prayer Plant’ designation is just for the Maranta so buyer beware. They are shade loving herbaceous plants related to Calathea, Maranta and Stromanthe – all popular foliage plants for the shade. Yes I agree, long rein Marantaceae. It will survive long after the gardener has left and will tolerate quite dry, shady spots. It’s losing leaves. I have just planted a new garden in Northern New South Wales and was looking for info about one plant in particular that curls its leaves up at night. Brillliant article Arno.Thank you for creating it. After finding your site, I believe mine is a burle-marxii ‘Amagris’. Posted by 2 hours ago. I find Ctenanthes are easy to keep in place. In other words, the Maranta and Calathea plants are very closely related. I’m a gardening enthusiast with over 25 years of experience. While not eye catching it provides a dependable lush green backdrop. Have to admit that also in my garden Ctenanthe setosa “Grey Star” was toddling around, neglected and in a completely overgrown pot. Either way, I am looking forward to nursing this Ctenanthe back to health. It is a giant, with a greyish-green metallic top surface and purplish undersides. Also Ctenanthes like an acid soil and many South Australian soils are quite alkaline. Hi Florencia I have been growing one in a pot outside here in South Australia for about 7 years now. the USDA zones are little vague, but I would suggest giving it a go as soon as the ground warms. It has pale, silvery-green, ovate leaves with a dark green band around the outer edges. The plant gets its common name from the fact that its leaves stay flat during the day, then fold up like prayer hands at night. What a well done and informative web page! Watering is an important aspect of Calathea ornata care. Great to see so many species and cultivars displayed with images. It seems to prefer moisture – hence is most widely grown in the wet tropics. I grow seven of these species and many of the popular cultivars. See more ideas about Calathea, Plants, Calathea plant. These attributes have made them very popular as houseplants, but they are also sturdy understorey plants in the tropics and subtropics. This will slow the plant down! I have been trying to identify my plant so I can give as gifts to family friends. You get more regular rainfall than I do, so obviously your plants are growing well. Although not available commercially, it occasionally occurs as a reversion from the variegated plants that are widely grown. It has been very dry here in my Brisbane garden and I have limited water available for watering, hence garden plants looked quite sad. However, if you really love flowering plants you may choose a specific variety: Calathea crocata. Asking Mrs Google what she thought, stumbled across this http://botany.si.edu/zingiberales/ exceptionally easy to grasp diagrammatic understanding of all the Zingiberales, where each related family appears circled so you can see where they appear on the Order. Thanks again, Its white flowers are borne on short spikes. This is probably the smallest plant in the genus. The cultivar ‘Amagris’ is a chance mutation of Ctenanthe burle-marxii in a Belgium tissue culture laboratory. When mass planted Ctenanthes look magnificent. Thank you Arno, I have leaned a lot about how useful Ctenanthes can be in the garden. I have just read your interesting article with lovely photos of ctenanthes. They typically have ornately patterned leaves – sometimes, the patterns are so complex that they look almost artificial or painted on! Like its mother plant, ‘Sanderiana’ also goes by the common name Pin Stripe plant due to the striping of the foliage. A great tribe to cover Arno and a useful group for dry shade especially where few others are so generous and undemanding, growing as they appear to on the surface even over root ridden top soils competing with fierce feeder roots of large trees. Calatheas' lovely striped leaves have burgundy undersides, sold sometimes as Sromanthe amabilis or Ctenanthe amabilis. The herringbone plant (Maranta tricolor) all set to pray. Calathea, Ctenanthe, Maranta, Stromanthe Posted by Nandan Kalbag on December 6, 2012 in foliage season , full sun , Others , water generously | Comments Off on Calathea, Ctenanthe, Maranta, Stromanthe The flower structure and growth clearly identify it as being in this genus. So forget that calendar schedule for watering and use your finger instead. MP Nursery was the name here. Calathea plants are part of the family of plants known as Marantaceae, which is a species of flowering plants from tropical areas such as Africa. Ctenanthe burle-marxii ‘Amagris’ is a chance mutation which occurred in a Belgium tissue culture laboratory and is now covered by a plant patent. They seem to have very similar leaf patterns. Oncidium Orchids Care: 8 Mistakes to Avoid. However, now that I have tried to verify this supposition, I can find no references. Calathea (syn. Close. The leaves of Calathea plants come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. You have such a wonderful collection. It was most helpful. They also change position slightly during the day. I have checked a few of the databases I commonly refer to and have not found the Ctenanthes you have mentioned above listed as the same plant. There is a further dwarf mutation of this plant which appears to be as yet unnamed. Calathea’s leaves are pleated and ovate or oval shaped and sometimes lance-shaped like the ‘Rattle Snake’ plant. Thank you for your very informative article, I had no idea there was such a variety of this under utilised group of plants. Delivery information Add a free gift message Happiness Guaranteed. Thank you for this explanation – clears up something I’ve been trying to work out this morning! A location adjacent to hosts sounds ideal. I love variegated foliage plants too and hope to include more in my garden. You are quite correct that these 3 species are all native to the forests of southern Brazil. If you have some shady spots and are looking for some lush low maintenance hardy plants, these could be the plants for you. And, I’m mighty delighted because you’ve helped me ID’ed my recently acquired plant as Ctenanthe burle-marxii ‘Amagris’. I have my larger Ctenanthes towards the back of my shaded garden beds where they can roam around the trees and form an attractive backdrop to the smaller plants near the pathways. Size Quantity. If the air is dry, you could cover the cuttings with a plastic bag. Long rein Marantaceae !!! With typical elongated leaves in grey and soft greyish green, this plant tends to spread sideways rather than growing upright and therefore tends to be lower than many other species. Your email address will not be published. I consider C lubbersiana and C.oppenheimia, very different and readily identified plants, as illustrated. Outside of these zones, grow the plant indoors or in a greenhouse. However, if you really love flowering plants you may choose a specific variety: Calathea crocata. I have garden beds full of what I think is either Ctenanthe Lubbersiana, or Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana. Its good to know that Ctenanthes are growing well in Melbourne. Have lots of shade and am always looking for new plants to try outside. Native to the tropical Americas, many of the species are popular as pot plants due to their decorative leaves and, in some species, colorful inflorescences.They are commonly called calatheas or (like their relatives) prayer plants Watering Calathea ornata. They are indeed great survivors, despite my ignorance :-). But it does look like something out of the Marantaceae family, like a Maranta or a Ctenanthe perhaps. Humidity: These plants love humidity. It flowers little white flowers sometimes. I wish we could grow these in our climate (US zone 4)! It is a simple process of unpotting your plant and then separating these crowns by cutting the stolons that connects them, and carefully pulling the roots apart. • Bloom Description: Some species like Cala… Thanks for the post Arno. They belong to the family Marantaceae, often known as prayer plants, as many species fold their leaves up as if … Good article Arno. There are some 15 species in the genus and many of these are popular in cultivation and are readily available from nurseries – however don’t expect them to be labelled correctly, if at all. I googled a bit on it when I got home and was thrilled to see it originates from the same part of the world I was born!! I’ve only given you ‘a taster of’ some of the plants I grow! Growing to 1 metre high the leaves are grey and green striped, with a striking purplish underside. Most species are native to south-east Brazil. There are many different varieties to choose from. There are many other Ctenanthe species and cultivars around and you may have found something unusual. I would imagine that the heating at this time of year may be drying out the air out, and this, along with the cool temps, may be resulting in the brown leaves. Required fields are marked *. So many species which are great garden and landscape plants. Ctenanthe amabilis has beautifully striped leaves. I rarely touch them – but then I am also keen for the clumps to increase in size! © 2020 All Rights Reserved. I would recommend them all to keen gardeners. These days most gardeners check out their plants on the internet so I believe misidentification reflects badly on the industry. Hi Vikki – the most common reason that houseplants lose their leaves is to do with either over- or under-watering. Great review of an apparently much neglected genus. the Ctenanthes should thrive under the Lychee tree. Since these are tropical plants, they have very specific requirements for high humidity, temperatures and water. It seems to like slightly more moisture than many other species in the genus. Olga. If you have frosts during winter, you may need to grow plants in pots and place them outside during summer and bring them in under cover during winter. Hugs. • Native Range: Tropical Americas. If you want a more affordable variety you can grow for its foliage, you may choose among the numerous varieties, such as Calathea makoyana, Calathea zebrina, Calathea insignis / Calathea lancifolia and Calathea leopardina. Unlike other Calathea plants, it has plain-looking foliage but the flowers are so gorgeous so this plant is very attractive. Ctenanthe lubbersiana ’Variegata’ has a finer tracery of golden venation through the leaves. Stromanthe sanguinea 'Triostar' has plain leaves with a paler midrib around the irregular variegation. They are such great survivors. If you live in a warm climate, you just may have, and you wouldn’t even know it. It includes some stunning species. Thanks Arno, Like related species, the leaves of this plant are striped with grey and grey green. Your email address will not be published. Thanks for bringing this to our attention. The typical species has quite thick rectangular silver-grey leaves with a deep green herring bone overlay. Now I think I will try propogating some more plants from this one as they are so lovely for shady corners, in their pots of course! Rod Paterson at Rochedale, Brisbane, Dennis Hundscheidt at Sunnybank, Brisbane and Cheryl Boyd at Stringybark Cottage on the Sunshine Coast all have plantings of many of these species used to good effect in their gardens. Thanks so much for the great information for this denizen of the almost frozen north! I have the Marantha which has grown in An 8” diameter stone pot to about 3.5 feet high. It can be a striking addition to a shady garden providing contrast with green leaves. Regular price $ 29.99 Sale. I hope you enjoy my blog and that my blog inspires you to garden. They are best taken during the warmer months of the year. Anyone have photos of Calathea Makoyana vs Ctenanthe burle-marxii? They have a scandent growth pattern, meant to spread across the forest floor. This slight movement happens because of the changes in humidity, temperature, moisture and other factors. ‘Burle Marx’ looks great). Calathea Care Guide Light. Partially fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. • Type: Evergreen perennial plant. Arno, this is great – we have an indoor Ctenanthe in a temperate climate in South Australia and I’ve never been able to find out much information about it. This plant is quite sensitive and it has been reported by some growers to dislike tap water. They belong to the family Marantaceae, often known as prayer plants, as many species fold their leaves up as if in prayer each night. Any suggestions? Glad to hear you are growing Ctenanthe in South Australia. These plants make excellent house plants but there are some specific conditions you need to provide to them in order to make them thrive. The popular tricolo… They may not be ‘in your face’ but they are dependable – and we need more of these plants in our gardens. I really love this plant and it would be great to give it a name. Brisbane, Queensland, https://drive.google.com/file/d/1-0-kahgvxlGu6m9jUnqAUHQ93H52rdVL/view?usp=sharing. The basic difference between the two is the leaves on Sanderiana are not as … I guess Ctenanthes are like any other plant, if they like the spot, they will grow well! We’d love to propagate it and grow it outdoors – any tips for propagation of this plant? This plant is known as the “Flowering Calathea”. They add interest with their patterned leaves without being brash with garish flowers. See more ideas about calathea, house plants, calathea plant. Plant type: A herbaceous evergreen perennial. A North facing windowsill would be the first choice here, but any other situation will be acceptable providing you can provide shielding from the direct sunlight these places would receive at some point during the day. After looking at Ctenanthes growing in gardens, I tend to think the larger ones look best in drifts of at least 3 metres (9 feet) wide and at least 1.5 metres (4 1/2 feet) deep. I’m glad my article was helpful. Having individually potted up the Ctenanthes and being watered a few times they look much better; once the soil under the Lychee tree has been improved they will go in there and with a little irrigation hopefully thrive. You can i Ctenanthe setosa is a clump-forming, evergreen perennial plant growing about 1-2 m tall. . my garden is warm coastal Sydney, and it has made itself quite at home! These plants prefers moist but not soggy soil. The grey leaves have very narrow light green veining resulting in the silver grey colour dominating. However too much water is a more common problem for house plants than too little. Are you planning anything on Calathea ? Calathea ornata ‘Sanderiana’ is a cultivar or variety bred from Calathea ornata. If the plant is becoming a maintenace problem, I would bury a root guard around the plant to keep it contained. Thank you so much for an interesting and informative article on Ctenanthe, Arno! Leaves were rolled & the plants looked ratty – having read Arno’s paper the Ctenanthes will now be potted up individually, nurtured back to live and then move under our Lychee tree into the shade – tough terroir where nothing really grows, but if they do there will be other cultivars joining in (cv. It will have to come in soon as the temperature is 10c today. You see water running out the bottom but it hasn’t rewet the plant roots. This genus is probably the hardest to find, but seek out Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor' and the silvery-leaved Ctenanthe lubbersiana. Probably more widely known is the popular cultivar: Ctenanthe oppenheimiana ‘Tricolor’ which has irregular splashes of white and pink on its variegated leaves. I also grow another unidentified species. • Spread: 2-3 ft. Here are some of our favorite varieties! Native to south-eastern Brazil, they grow in somewhat cooler climates than many Calatheas and also climates that can have a seasonally dry winter and spring as well as drier or wetter years. Calathea picturata ‘Argentea’ is a decorative, tender, evergreen, perennial houseplant. I don’t give it any special attention at all, although it likes plenty of water in summer ( this could be due to it being in a terracotta pot that isn’t sealed). • Common Names: Peacock plant, cathedral, zebra plant, calathea, or prayer plant. Calatheas are produced … Obviously this is not possible in smaller gardens – but then again in bigger acreage or country gardens the scale needs to be larger. I purchased one from the local supermarket as it was so attractive. Just 6 of the Ctenanthe species. After doing a search of the data bases Ctenanthe setosa, Cetanathe amabilis and Ctenathe oppenheimiana seem to be all the same plant and growing in the same area of Brazil , can anybody tell me the difference , it doesn’t matter how technical the explanation. These plants got those names because of the characteristic leaf markings on their glorious foliage. Ctenanthe Setosa and Calathea compacta star are the same. Once again Arno you’ve given us so much valuable info about a great plant family for warmer climes – thanks! Ideas and Inspiration Why you should NOT get calathea, the highest maintenance plants ever. It gives gorgeous orange flowers so it looks very attractive. This is one of the more vigorous Ctenanthes. You can divide your existing plant, or you can take a cutting. Hugs from Tartagal Salta, Argentina. However this is a very large area and one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. This plant is known as the “Flowering Calathea”. After a good wet season, the plant can double in size so provide it with some space to really make an impact. They tend to have very shallow roots and it is easy to dig up unwanted extensions of growth. • Zone: It can be planted outdoors in zones 10 and 11. • Height: 2-3.5 ft, depends upon the species. James, Choose a spot indoors that is well lit, but away from direct sunlight like a windowsill or coffee table. It has obviously been in the country for many years. Currently I have a few articles in the pipeline which I need to finish off and forward to Garden Drum, however I will keep this in mind. Hi Arno, thanks for your email. It is interesting to read other comments indicating how tough they are and clearly shows how tropical plants grow well in protected locations in cooler climates. I was trying to figure out why my houseplant always had brown leaves and kept dying back – I typed in striped leaf houseplant and your link came up! Ctenanthe burle-marxii makes a great low groundcover in the shade. How to grow calathea in a pot. Ctenanthe lubbersiana Based in Brisbane, Arno grows a wide diversity of unusual plant species and has particular interests in growing edible plants in creative settings and biological and organic gardening. It has a low spreading habit. Named for Bartolomeo Maranta, an Italian physician and botanist of the sixteenth century, the Maranta genus includes a few dozen low-growing plants native to the American tropics. I present to your my collection of 11 of them. These plants belong to the genus Ctenanthe. I find some websites highly unreliable – hence my article. It is a slow-growing plant and may take two seasons to reach its full height. Anyone have photos of Calathea Makoyana vs Ctenanthe burle-marxii? Branches will root at the notes and plants also suckers from the base, thus can spread over time, particularly in moist areas. Also garden beds full of unusual Bromeliads etc . Differentiating is always difficult. I rely on natural rainfall and have limited rainwater for the garden. I’ve just recently stumbled across this plant when I was looking for some air purifying indoor plants, this one was not on my list but I was taken by the beauty of it. thanks for the the email. The size of your pot, the type of pot you have (terra cotta vs. plastic for example), the temperature, type of soil, all play a role in how quickly the soil dries out. If you have any advice for growing these as a houseplant, please let me know! It gives gorgeous orange flowers so it looks very attractive. The Ctenanthe obviously likes your garden. Hi Arno, 1. I water it once a week by putting it in a trough with 4cm deep water so it can absorb water. Yes, we are always on the lookout for tough plants for the shade to use in our gardens. I recently visited Bronte House, where they are used superbly. Calathea are also within the marantaceae family but are a separate genus. I live in the Columbia Valley of British Columbia, Canada so these are definitely houseplants most of the year. These plants have performed well despite some erratic rainfall in recent years. I do this with Heliconia psittacorum cvs which tend to’wander’. I live in northern Wisconsin in the northern US. I would expect Ctenanthe compressa and C. lubbersiana would be the hardiest species to grow. However, small varieties, such as Flowering Calathea, can only reach about 12 inches (30 cm) in height. Cuttings are simple. The colour and variegation add interest and contrast – and shady spots always need dependable, resilient little critters Add to cart Calathea Care. Features: Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a species of the genus Ctenanthe that comprises of about 15 species of flowering plants. This is a good question….I had always thought this name reflected that they were hardy plants and that they would never ever die. Avoid drafts and sudden temperature changes. 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