10 years to reach maturity
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
Separate off offsets, it is important to use the same type of soil as the original plant, keep warm & wet until established.
Stem cuttings can be taken.