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Ctenanthe Grey Star

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Pewter and purple large striking leaves make this a highly attractive houseplant - or shade underplanting in tropical gardens. Loves humidity and regular water, preferably rainwater. Fold its leaves upwards in the evening, lowering them in daylight. Designer Arno King loves ctenanthes - read more here

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Ctenanthe setosa 'Grey Star'
DESCRIPTION: Tropical foliage plant, leaves are long ovals, pewter-grey on top with purple undersides.
USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio, accent planting in tropical gardens, or indoors. Suited to underplanting.Tall but not bulky so ideal for planting amid denser ground covers.
PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix.Enjoys humid air.
CARE: Water regularly during the first 12 weeks and regularly once established. Mist regularly if air humidity is low. Apply a slow release fertiliser yearly and liquid feed every three months for vibrant healthy foliage. Pruning isn't required, simply remove the old leaves for a quick tidy up.
HEIGHT & WIDTH: 1-1.5m H x 0.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These plants are tube-stock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The average size of your plants will be 15 -25 cm including the pot height of 80mm high and 42 mm wide.

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