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Fishbone plant / CTENANTHE BURLE MARXII

Common Name / Latin Name

ALUMINIUM PLANT/ PILEA CADIEREI

The colours on the beautiful foliage of Ctenanthes are amazing, striped with white to green with a purple underside. A low growing species that suits an indoor coffee table or desk top, making it an ideal plant that can be admired from above, where the beauty of it’s dramatic leaves can be fully appreciated. Position - Position in a bright to shady spot, away from harsh direct sunlight which will brown the leaves. Water - Ctetanthes don’t like to dry out so water regularly or when you see it looking a little droopy, but ensure not to water-log it and let the excess water drain away thoroughly so its not sitting in a pool of water. Tips -Repot up your Ctentanthe one size when the pot is full of stems. Remove any old foliage from time to time, mist regularly and liquid feed in Spring and Summer. Safety - Will cause mouth and digestive irritation if consumed by pets or humans. The best practice is always to keep houseplants out of reach of small children and pets Difficulty - Easy care.
Burle Marxii