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Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris'

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Appearance: Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris' has elongated, fishbone-like leaves that are a beautiful light silvery-green with darker green herringbone patterning, hence the name Fishbone Prayer Plant. The undersides of the leaves are purple, adding to its visual appeal.

Light: This plant prefers bright, indirect light but can tolerate lower light conditions. Too much direct sunlight can scorch the leaves, while insufficient light may cause the plant to become leggy and lose its vibrant leaf coloring.

Water: Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris' likes to be kept consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Overwatering can lead to root rot. It's generally a good idea to wait until the top inch of soil is dry before watering again.

Soil: A well-draining soil mix is crucial to prevent waterlogging. A good indoor potting mix that includes peat moss and perlite can work well.

Temperature: The plant prefers warm conditions, typical of its tropical origins. Ideal temperatures are between 65-85°F (18-29°C). It's sensitive to cold and should be kept away from drafts and windows during colder months.

Propagation: Propagation is typically done through division. During repotting, the plant can be gently divided, ensuring each division has at least one growth point.

Pests and Problems: Common problems include yellowing leaves (usually a sign of overwatering) and browning leaf tips (which can indicate a lack of humidity or underwatering). It can occasionally be affected by pests like spider mites, aphids, or mealybugs.

In summary, Ctenanthe burle-marxii 'Amagris' is a beautiful houseplant that can add a touch of tropical appeal to any indoor space. Its unique, herringbone-patterned leaves make it a standout addition to any houseplant collection. It's relatively easy to care for, although it does appreciate specific care and conditions to truly thrive.

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