ⓘ Ctenanthe

                                     

ⓘ Ctenanthe

Ctenanthe is a genus of flowering plants of the family Marantaceae described as a genus in 1884. They are evergreen perennials, native to Central and South America. They are grown for their attractive, often variegated foliage. They are frost tender, requiring a minimum temperature of 13 °C.

Royal horticultural society award of garden merit has been awarded to the species Ctenanthe lubbersiana common name: bamburanta, which grows up to 2 meters 7 feet high and bears large, oval leaves up to 30 cm 12 in length, heavily striped and spotted with yellow, and a sort of Ctenanthe oppenheimiana tricolor common name "Never-never plant", which grows up to 2 meters 7 feet high, with narrow, oval leaves up to 40 cm 16 in length with a V-shaped silver patterns on the top and Burgundy on the bottom.

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