Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana



Ctenanthe oppenheimiana is a member of the Marantaceae or arrowroot family. Its common names are the Giant Bamburanta and Never Never Plant. They are also called the prayer-plant too. The plants fold up their leaves at night as if in prayer and leaves unfurl during the day. Giant Bamburanta’s attractive variegated foliage makes it a popular houseplant. These unique foliages are long, lanceolate, and have patterns of dark green with silver bands.

This bushy evergreen perennial plant is native to Brazil. It grows up to 3 feet tall and prefers warm, sheltered, shady, and humid conditions.


Pot Size: 19 cm
Height : 100 cm

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Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana Care
Light: Ctenanthe can tolerate some shade, they prefer bright, indirect light.
Temperature: Prefers average household temperatures between 16-24°C but can cope with as low as 12°C for short periods.
Water: The Never Never Plant requires its soil to be kept moist at all times.
Humidity: Loves humidity. To raise humidity, consider misting regularly.
Fertilizer: Feed once a month during growing season.
Height & Growth Rate: Slow-grower, reaching an ultimate height of around 30cm but with a wide, spreading habit.
Toxicity: This is a toxic plant. Keep away from children & animals.

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