Ctenanthe Lubbersiana (Bamburanta) Plant Propagation in Water and Care - Have you tried to propagate these beautiful plant before? These evergreen perennials are grown primarily for the beauty of their colorful leaves. Other common species of this plant are Ctenanthe burle-marxii and Ctenanthe oppenheimiana featuring lance-shaped leaves. The three species which make good houseplants are C. lubbersiana… It is a popular houseplant kept in indoor gardens (because of its need of warm temperatures), but it can be kept outside in the balcony garden in warmer climates during part of the year. It produces fantastic foliage coloured vibrant green and lime green, the leaves appear on bamboo-like stems. It likes a warm, sheltered position. It is ideal for a shaded patio, accent planting in tropical gardens, or indoors. Also known as Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Golden Mosaic', or a Prayer Plant. Left to themselves, the plant produces crowns of leaves at the end of succulent stolons. It is part of the Maranta family (prayer plant) and native to Brazil and also an easy-care plant. Late spring division by transplantation, trying not to damage the roots of the plant. ... Propagation: It can be easily propagated by division of rooted offshoots or by cuttings. Ctenanthe setosa Grey Star is a decorative indoor plant that can reach 1-1.5m height. Attractive green and white variegated foliage View Image (Full) Attractive green and white variegated foliage. Soil . Ctenanthe: Common name ‘Never-Never’ plant is best known for the species C. lubbersiana This plant has ovate-shaped leaves, striped with bright yellow. Ctenanthe, native to tropical Brazil, is a member of the Marantaceae family and is related to the calathea and prayer plant. You can propagate with stem cuttings, which are cut with a piece of rhizome at 1.5-2 cm under the knot. It has large silvery green leaves with green veins and deep purple undersides. Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Tropical Dragon'/Tropical Dragon Ctenanthe. A peaty potting mixture that is lightweight and airy works … Close-up of the variegation pattern in the foliage. It is a popular houseplant, grown for the leaves, but it's not the easiest to locate. Ctenanthe lubbersiana (Bamburanta) is an evergreen perennial shrub which can grow up to 70 cm tall. Variegation can be striking and attention getting. Moisture is of utmost importance to a calathea plant, so opt for a soil blend that retains water well. As an evergreen plant, the leaves remain on display throughout the year. It has branching bamboo-like stems and oblong green, veined leaves that are mottled with cream and gold. Featuring striking, striped foliage, Calathea Burle Marxii [kal-uh-THEE-uh] is an interesting houseplant and perfect for rooms without direct sun. Regarding propagation of the plant, it is by division. How to Grow and Care for the Never-Never Plant in Containers. 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