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Never Never Plant

Ctenanthe amabilis

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

1m

30cm

Min

70cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

This plant has no fragrance

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Never Never Plant Overview

Ctenanthe amabilis is an evergreen perennial from South America. This plant, which is also known by the common name Never Never Plant, likes a shady, warm, sheltered position. Ctenanthe are popular houseplants in many parts of the world, this species is one of the lesser-seen in cultivation. It's beautiful striped elongated leaves are grey and a soft greyish-green. It is lower growing than other species of Ctenanthe and will spread happily in moist conditions.

Common problems with Never Never Plant

Can be attacked by a grey mould known as Botrytis.

How to harvest Never Never Plant

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Never Never Plant

Division

Separate off offsets, it is important to use the same type of soil as the original plant, keep warm & wet until established.

Cuttings

Stem cuttings can be taken.

Special features of Never Never Plant

Attractive leaves

Indoor plant