Beautiful ctenanthe Ctenanthe amabilis

👤 Non-toxic to humans
🐾 Non-toxic to pets
🌸 Not blooming
🍪 Not edible
‍🌱 Hard-care
beautiful ctenanthe
beautiful ctenanthe
beautiful ctenanthe


C. amabilis is an evergreen perennial to 50cm, with narrowly pointed oblong leaves, dark green with zones of silvery-grey and light green parallel to the veins; seldom flowers

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Beautiful ctenanthe, Never Never Plant, Stromanthe

    • Common names

      Stromanthe amabilis

  • skullToxicity

    • To humans

      Non-toxic but avoid ingesting them and keep them away from children. May cause personal intolerance if ingested.

    • To pets

      Non-toxic but avoid ingesting them and keep them away from pets. May cause personal intolerance if ingested.

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Life cycle


    • Foliage type


    • Color of leaves

      Dark green with yellow, pale green or silver stripes

    • Flower color


    • Height

      18-24 inches

    • Spread

      15-18 inches

    • Plant type


    • Hardiness zones


    • Native area



  • money-bagGeneral Benefits

    Very decorative;
    Can be grown in a shady room;
    Can keep indoor fresh and clean.

  • medicalMedical Properties

    The plant takes part in medical developments and research, but has no therapeutic properties of its own.

Interesting Facts

  • bedFeng Shui

    According to Feng Shui, it is a plant with masculine Yin energy. It is recommended to put it in the working area, teenager's room, the place where cheerful and noisy companies gather. It helps to avoid conflict situations, protects householders from disease, removes negative energy.

  • aquariusZodiac Sign Compitability

    Never Never Plant favors Aquarians. Aquarius loves new and unusual solutions. This potted plant will reflect this trait of character and bring good luck.

  • spiralPlant Symbolism

    Ctenantha is considered the protector of the family home. It is recommended to place it in the bedroom, so that the family has a favorable and loving environment.
    There is also an omen that the ctenantha helps to avoid conflicts, protects its owner from diseases and gets rid of negative energy.

3 times a week
10000 - 20000 Lux
Once a year
As needed
  • water dropWater

    Regular moderate watering is needed. Use soft standing water. Make sure that water does not stagnate in the soil, and that the soil does not dry out. Do not water with cold water.

  • sunLight

    It can grow both in a well-lit place and in a shady spot.
    It is recommended to place it on a western and northern windows. And also the Ctenanthe can grow on a stand, located near the southern window, but it will need shading from direct sunlight.

  • thermometerTemperature

    Year-round and day-round temperature should be maintained at 68 - 77 °F.
    Also it is not advisable to place the plant near a window that opens because the plant can't tolerate drafts.

  • scissorsPruning

    Does not need regular pruning. Only old and diseased leaves should be pruned.

  • broomCleaning

    As needed

  • bambooSoil

    Suitable for Ctenanthe soil mixture consists of peat, coniferous, leaf and humus, as well as a small amount of sand taken in a ratio of 1:1:2:1.

  • plantRepotting

    Repotting is done annually in the spring. Wide flower pots are used for this purpose. Do not forget about good drainage. You can cover the rhizome with moistened moss.

  • water dropsHumidity & Misting

    A very moisture-loving plant that is recommended to be sprayed frequently. If the air is too dry, the leaves will start to curl. Advisable systematically arrange a warm shower for the flower, but you should take into account that no drops should remain on the leaves.

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Indoor

      All year round

    • Outdoor

      Outdoors all year round in USDA 10 and higher.

    • Hardiness zone

      10 - 11 USDA

  • circleLife cycle

    This plant can be confused with Calathea, also belonging to the Marantaceae family. These plants are similar to each other, and even botanists cannot agree on their classification.
    These plants differ in the structure of their flowers, but when kept in the room blooming in them is quite rare. If you buy a Ctenanthe in a florist's store, you may as well buy a Calathea, as it is almost impossible to it is impossible to distinguish them.

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propogation time


    • Propagation is simple. In the spring time, when transplanting, you can divide its rhizome. The young plants need a greenhouse effect and warmth until they are fully rooted. Watering should be sparing in this case. During rooting, all foliage may fall off, but the leaves begin to grow very quickly afterwards.

  • insectPests

    Spider mite, Mealybug

  • microbeDiseases

    Root Rot, Powdery mildew