Ctenanthe plants are famous for their striking variegated foliage, and the cultivar Ctenanthe setosa 'Grey Star' is no exception. Related to Calathea and Stromanthe, this is another tropical plant that thrives in a warm, moist, and shady environment.If you plan to add this species to your houseplant collection, it will be an eye-catching show stopper, but bear in mind it could need a lot of space. The 'Grey Star' can easily reach up to a meter in height if you provide it with the right conditions.
This evergreen, clump-forming, herbaceous perennial has large, thick leaves that feature dark green and silvery-gray stripes on the top. The undersides are also beautiful with their distinctive purple shades. They have setosa in their name as this refers to the hairy leaf stems that are found on this plant.
It's kept mostly as a houseplant, but if you can offer Ctenanthe setosa enough humidity and water, it can also make a lush and relatively hardy addition to a shady, tropical style garden.They can thrive in containers on shady and warm patios, and they will add a striking contrast when grown alongside dense ground-covers.
Thrives in medium to bright indirect light and can tolerate low indirect light. Not suited for intense, direct sun.
Water every 1-2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out slightly between watering.
Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.
How often should I fertilize my plant?
- In general, house plants will thrive when they are fertilized spring through fall. Fertilize once a month with an organic houseplant fertilizer, following the package instructions for dilution and administration.
- We recommend : Plant Runner & We the Wild for a long lasting lush life.
Size refers to pot size, plant size may vary.
Decorative pots not included. Check out some of pots & containers
Plant varieties and quantities in store are dependent on market prices and availability.
We try to keep good availability of these plants at all times – however we only buy what looks good, strong and healthy when we go out shopping to our growers.
This ensures plants are healthy and robust when they come to live with you.
We keep a range of plants in store that we know will perform for you, whatever your space, but please be patient with us if we don’t have everything in stock all of the time.