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Prayer Plant

Ctenanthe spp.

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Ctenanthe oppenheimiana by Oeropium (CC BY 3.0)

Partial Shade
Easy care
Moderate watering
Tender

H1b

RHS hardiness

10°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2m

50cm

Min

50cm

7 years to reach maturity

Flowering

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Prayer Plant Overview

Ctenanthe is a genus with around 10 distinct species of bushy, evergreen, rhizomatous, perennial plants. They are commonly grown for their attractive, highly patterned foliage and make popular houseplants. They have been extensively bred by botanists to produce a range of cultivars for their ornamental value. Originally from tropical and subtropical climates in Costa Rica and Brazil, these plants like indirect lighting and may be grown outdoors in tropical and subtropical environments.

Common problems with Prayer Plant

How to propagate Prayer Plant

Division

Seed

Special features of Prayer Plant

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Prayer Plant

Grown for their ornamental foliage.