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Never Never Plant

Ctenanthe setosa

Ctenanthe setosa by Tequila (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

70cm

Min

70cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Never Never Plant Overview

Ctenanthe setosa is an evergreen perennial from Central & South America. It likes a shady, warm, sheltered position and is a popular houseplant choice. Its stunning foliage has contrasting silver leaves with bold dark green herringbone patterns and striking purple undersides. Many cultivars have been developed from this species.

Common problems with Never Never Plant

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