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Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Brazilian Snow'

 

Ctenanthe 'Brazilian Snow'

Ctenanthe are grown for their attractive, often variegated foliage. They are frost tender plants, requiring a minimum temperature of 13°C. The three species which make good houseplants are C. lubbersiana, C. oppenheimiana, and C. burle-marxii. Ctenanthe is not an easy care plant and can be quite frustrating for a novice grower. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. 'Brazilian Snow' bears variegated dark green leaves with splashes of cream and pale green

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plant Features
  • Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Ctenanthe 'Brazilian Snow'

Latin name

Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Brazilian Snow'

type

evergreen perennial

family

Marantaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes partial shade

    Partial shade

  • Frost

    Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes moist and free draining

    Moist and free draining

  • Water

    Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Ctenanthe Brazilian Snow is 0.60meters x 0.90meters 0.60 M 0.90 M

Ctenanthe lubbersiana 'Brazilian Snow'

Ctenanthe are grown for their attractive, often variegated foliage. They are frost tender plants, requiring a minimum temperature of 13°C. The three species which make good houseplants are C. lubbersiana, C. oppenheimiana, and C. burle-marxii. Ctenanthe is not an easy care plant and can be quite frustrating for a novice grower. These plants are considered poisonous and should be kept away from pets and children. 'Brazilian Snow' bears variegated dark green leaves with splashes of cream and pale green


Planting as a houseplant

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Use a good all purpose potting mix that drains well but still retains moisture. Place in bright indirect light. If there is insufficient light, new leaves appear solid green rather than patterned with attractive colors. If there is too much light, the colors in the leaves fade. They like warm consistent temperatures and will not tolerate temperatures below 13C. It is very important for these plants to keep the humidity high. To achieve this, place your Ctenanthe on a pebble tray filled with water. Be sure the plant is sitting on the pebbles and not in the water.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Late Summer

Ctenanthe are easily propagated using the offsets that develop into bushy clumps. When planting offsets, it is important to use the same type of soil as was in the original plant. Stem cuttings may also be used. Keep the new plants warm and the soil moist until established.

 
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