Striking foliage plant for indoors or tropical gardens. Compact-growing, ideal for underplanting. Herringbone patterned leaves are silver-green above, purple below - this variety Amagris is more silvery-grey than the regular species form, very attractive. Likes humidity so give it a mist occasionally if growing indoors. Here's a useful article by gardener Arno King on ctenanthes
DESCRIPTION: Tropical foliage plant, leaves are squoval in shape, with striking herringbone patterning in dark green on silver-grey, with purple undersides. Compact and low-growing. USES: Ideal container plant for a shaded patio, accent planting in tropical gardens, or indoors. Suited to underplanting. PLANTING: Plant in a shady spot with indirect sunlight. Prefers moisture-retaining soil or a good quality potting mix. Enjoys a 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: 0.3m 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 pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide.