Ctenanthe Care Guide:

Ctenanthe Amagris


The Ctenanthe is native to the tropical regions of Central and South America. It often grows there in the shade of larger plants and trees. The Ctenanthe burle-marxii is related to the Calathea and the Marantaceae and you can tell by the leaves.


The Ctenanthe originates from the tropical rainforest and is therefore used to moist soil. So don't let the soil dry out too much, rather water a little often than a lot at once.
The Ctenanthe likes a light position but not in full sun. He is not used to this by nature and will therefore not respond well to this.

Always try to keep the Ctenanthe at least at room temperature.

The Ctenanthe likes to receive food monthly, then it grows better.

Leaf Damage

The Ctenanthe pulls up its leaves every evening because it then goes to 'sleep', so do not be afraid that something will go wrong with your plant. You may even hear a sound that is the rustling of the leaves.


The Ctenanthe does not need to be pruned much. It is wise to remove ugly / old leaves.


The Ctenanthe is not poisonous.


The Ctenanthe can suffer from spider mites. This mainly happens in colder periods when the heating is switched on, this creates drier air that spider mites enjoy. To prevent this, it is recommended to spray the Ctenanthe more often in winter.

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