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.  The maroon reverses to the silver-grey pinstripe leaves are like a surprise jazzy lining in a sober suit.

Grey Star loves humidity and regular water - try it in your bathroom for a lush luxury spa feeling! Our giant Grey Star hangs out in our reception area to greet visitors.  Designer Arno King loves ctenanthes - read more here


Ctenanthe setosa 'Grey Star'

APPEARANCE : Tropical foliage plant, leaves are long ovals, pewter-grey on top with purple undersides.
USE FOR : Ideal container plant for a shaded patio, accent planting in tropical gardens, or indoors. Suited to underplanting.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 : 0.5m H x 0.5m W.
YOUR PLANTS: These are tubestock plants, healthy young plants with new roots that will establish quickly in your garden. The pot size is 80mm high and 42 mm wide. May be supplied as 'plugs', slightly smaller than our usual tubestock but with a healthy root system ready for planting or potting on. You can see an example in the image gallery

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