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Ctenanthe lubbersiana

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Ctenanthe lubbersiana is commonly known as "Bamburanta" due to its bamboo/Maranta-like appearance. It has mottled green and cream ovular leaves on tall stems, similar to Stromanthe varieties. So similar that it used to be classified as part of the Stromanthe genus. With adequate watering, this makes a stunning houseplant. 

(Plant pictured is the fully mature version of the plant you will receive)

PLANT INFO:

Registered name: Ctenanthe lubbersiana

Parent lineage: Ctenanthe lubbersiana

Origin: Brazil

Type: Warm, Tropical

Pot Size: 4in

Plant height: Up to 3 feet tall

Bloom info: Short tubular flowers

Fragrant: No

Toxic: No


CARE INFO:

Potting mix: Well-draining soil/peat and perlite mix. Prefers a somewhat water-retentive mix of mostly soil and organic matter. Repot in Spring every 1-2 years.

Light: Bright indirect-medium light. Shielded South or West facing preferred.

Water: Water when near dry (1-2 inch of the soil is dry).

Temp: Warm (60F min night, 85F max day). 

Humidity: 45-70%, prefers consistent high humidity when good air flow is provided. Lower humidity is ok with consistent watering. 

Fertilizing: Slow release fertilizer (Osmocote recommended) applied at the beginning of Spring. Alternatively, 1/2 strength soluble 20-20-20 fertilizer applied semi-frequently (every 3-4 weeks) Spring-Fall. Decrease in Winter.