They are best taken during the warmer months of the year. After doing a search of the data bases Ctenanthe setosa, Cetanathe amabilis and Ctenathe oppenheimiana seem to be all the same plant and growing in the same area of Brazil , can anybody tell me the difference , it doesn’t matter how technical the explanation. This plant has continued to be commercially available in its variegated forms for almost half a century. Great to see so many species and cultivars displayed with images. Thanks again, Once the inside temperatures rise above 70F you can start to water your plant more regularly and give it an occasional liquid feed and it should spurt into growth. It might pay to place it on top of a tray of pebbles and keep this topped up with water so there is some humidity around the plant, but the pot does not sit in the water. Anyone have photos of Calathea Makoyana vs Ctenanthe burle-marxii? Obviously this is not possible in smaller gardens – but then again in bigger acreage or country gardens the scale needs to be larger. Hugs. However, this is misleading since “Prayer Plant” is a name for Maranta plants (belonging to the Marantaceae family). However this is a very large area and one of the most biodiverse regions on earth. Coming soon. Calathea Care Requirements. See more ideas about calathea plant, calathea, plants. This feature is an easy way to identify the plant. Thanks so much for the great information for this denizen of the almost frozen north! Light: A good bright spot within a room or conservatory without direct sunlight is advised. Regular price $ 29.99 Sale. Leaves were rolled & the plants looked ratty – having read Arno’s paper the Ctenanthes will now be potted up individually, nurtured back to live and then move under our Lychee tree into the shade – tough terroir where nothing really grows, but if they do there will be other cultivars joining in (cv. Features: Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a species of the genus Ctenanthe that comprises of about 15 species of flowering plants. • Bloom Description: Some species like Cala… With typical elongated leaves in grey and soft greyish green, this plant tends to spread sideways rather than growing upright and therefore tends to be lower than many other species. Yes mass planted Ctenanthes look sensational. You see water running out the bottom but it hasn’t rewet the plant roots. 1. James, It looks like it is a Ctenanthes which has a slightly different leaf pattern but is similar to the burle marxii. This is one of my all-time favourite foliage plants. I note that the readers who have noted them as being a hardy group. Stromanthe and calathea are closely related and share many traits and can look quite similar to each other. Calathea plants are gorgeous and can look amazing in your home. Have lots of shade and am always looking for new plants to try outside. C oppenheimiana is a much smaller, slower growing plant. I would imagine that the heating at this time of year may be drying out the air out, and this, along with the cool temps, may be resulting in the brown leaves. Ctenanthe Silver Star. great to hear you are also growing Ctenanthe setosa. It is a great groundcover plant for the shade and always looks immaculate – hence it is an ideal plant for a low maintenance garden. I have been growing one in a pot outside here in South Australia for about 7 years now. I grow everything I can from veggies to plants. The colour and variegation add interest and contrast – and shady spots always need dependable, resilient little critters It provides colour to a shaded corner. Good article Arno. thanks for the link. • Native Range: Tropical Americas. If it is as tough as you suggest, though, I think I will just leave it alone. The leaves of Calathea plants come in many different shapes, sizes and colors. Hi, is that Ctenanthe lubbersiana ’Variegata’ ? Calathea, Ctenanthe, Maranta, Stromanthe Posted by Nandan Kalbag on December 6, 2012 in foliage season , full sun , Others , water generously | Comments Off on Calathea, Ctenanthe, Maranta, Stromanthe Family Name: Marantaceae Your email address will not be published. Currently I have a few articles in the pipeline which I need to finish off and forward to Garden Drum, however I will keep this in mind. Thanks Arno, I enjoy your informative articles, loved your Mussaenda piece also. I agree about their toughness – the only issue I have with C. lubbersiana is that it has a running rhizome, and comes up where i dont want it! Ctenanthe burle-marxii has dramatically striped leaves. Regarding propagation of the plant, it is by division. I hope you enjoy my blog and that my blog inspires you to garden. I think a mass planting can look fantastic as you so rightly point out and the gardens at Sunshine Coast look great with these …. For a bit of global perspective…. These plants belong to the genus Ctenanthe.They are shade loving herbaceous plants related to Calathea, Maranta and Stromanthe – all popular foliage plants for the shade. Having individually potted up the Ctenanthes and being watered a few times they look much better; once the soil under the Lychee tree has been improved they will go in there and with a little irrigation hopefully thrive. This slight movement happens because of the changes in humidity, temperature, moisture and other factors. My daughter has one of these plants in her bathroom and loves the way it “puts itself to bed” each night, and then wakes up and stretches out the following morning. Hi Arno, Oncidium Orchids Care: 8 Mistakes to Avoid. Discovered by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle-Marx, the plant has been known in cultivation for almost half a century, but was only formally described in the mid 1990s. They belong to the family Marantaceae, often known as prayer plants, as many species fold their leaves up as if … Calathea Care Guide Light. The leaves are thick and some of plants grow quite tall. I recently visited Bronte House, where they are used superbly. Regarding your plant, I would tend to keep it in the warmest room you have over winter and keep the potting mix ‘just moist’ and not too wet. In recent weeks we have had some good rain and the Ctenanthes, which had rolled up leaves, are now looking fresh and lush again. The Ctenanthe obviously likes your garden. I would expect Ctenanthe compressa and C. lubbersiana would be the hardiest species to grow. Hi Vikki – the most common reason that houseplants lose their leaves is to do with either over- or under-watering. It has striped dark green and silver/ grey leaves are purple on their undersides, elliptic with entire margins, up t0 45cm long and 10cm across. Whatever water you use, keep the soil lightly moist but never soggy or wet. The label says "Calathea": {{gwi:101189}}, which probably is a lie because google search at home brought no Calatheas that look even close. my garden is warm coastal Sydney, and it has made itself quite at home! thanks for your email. Its good to know that Ctenanthes are growing well in Melbourne. Yes, we are always on the lookout for tough plants for the shade to use in our gardens. Rod Paterson at Rochedale, Brisbane, Dennis Hundscheidt at Sunnybank, Brisbane and Cheryl Boyd at Stringybark Cottage on the Sunshine Coast all have plantings of many of these species used to good effect in their gardens. See more ideas about calathea, house plants, calathea plant. I regard them as very low maintenance plants in the garden. I have seen Ctenanthe growing in protected locations around Adelaide – but I would regard it as being marginal. Keep in mind that Calathea plants rarely flower indoors. It is a simple process of unpotting your plant and then separating these crowns by cutting the stolons that connects them, and carefully pulling the roots apart. Just 6 of the Ctenanthe species. They seem to have very similar leaf patterns. Ctenanthe lubbersiana ‘Golden mosaic’ has slashes and blocks of creamy yellow splashed over the leaves and provides highlights in shaded spots. It will survive long after the gardener has left and will tolerate quite dry, shady spots. They also change position slightly during the day. I’m a landscaper in Melbourne and have Lubbersiana happily thriving in my back garden. In contrast to the other species discussed, it has large mid-green leaves. Partially fill the pot with Yates Potting Mix with Dynamic Lifter. Good luck with incorporating more of these plants in your garden. However, it is important to note that, strictly speaking, Marantaceae family also include the whole Calathea genus. Like its mother plant, ‘Sanderiana’ also goes by the common name Pin Stripe plant due to the striping of the foliage. Ctenanthe setosa ‘Grey Star’ with platinum grey leaves. I’m glad you are also a fan of these plants. Sadly the plant is not readily available commercially any more, which is a great pity. Watering Calathea ornata. I’m glad you enjoyed my article. It sounds like you have a treasure trove of plants in the garden and I am glad you appreciate what you have found. Hi Arno, The basic difference between the two is the leaves on Sanderiana are not as … I am sure they will enhance this area of the garden and reduce your general garden maintenance. Can they be propagated from cuttings? Both can look identical in Google search pictures. When mass planted Ctenanthes look magnificent. They add interest with their patterned leaves without being brash with garish flowers.