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This young Ctenanthe (also called Maranta leuc. Amabilis) Mint has the most charming foliage. It is commonly known as a prayer plant because the leaves have an unusual habit: they are able to close up at night! The process is called nyctinasty and the purpose is to catch as much light as possible, then close for protection as the light fades. This kind of Ctenante has it's name is honor of landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx.
They are related to Ctenante house plants, which also have attractive foliage. Relatively easy to look after. Can survive in near-freezing temperatures, although the foliage will die off, ready to re-sprout during spring.
- Prefer to be kept at a minimum temperature of around 13 degrees C or higher.
- Keep in fairly bright light, but not in direct sunlight.
- Do not allow the compost to completely dry out.
- Likes high humidity. Can be mounted on a tray of damp gravel in order to raise humidity levels.
- Pet friendly.
Height of the plant - 12 cm. Diameter of the pot - 6 cm. Sustee size S.
The height of the plant is measured from the base of the pot to the top of the plant.
The diameter of the pot is measured at the top part of the pot.