Fishbone Prayer Plant Overview
Ctenanthe burle-marxii is an evergreen perennial from the Marantaceae family, originating from Brazil. It likes a shady, warm, sheltered position and is a popular houseplant choice. Commonly known as Fishbone Prayer Plant, Never Never Plant or a Prayer Plant, it likes a shady warm sheltered position making it a popular choice as a houseplant in other parts of the world. Grown for the foliage over the flowers. Leaves they are long and rectangular, coloured green, with deep green splashes in a fishbone pattern. Flowers are yellow-white and not particularly impressive. Many cultivars have been developed from this species. It is sometimes sold under the name Ctenanthe burle marxii ‘Amabilis’.