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. Designer Arno King loves ctenanthes - read more here
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.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 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.