Plant Care Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

4.4 out of 5 (14 experiences)

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Golden Mosaic Plant, Golden Mosaic Plant, Brazilian Snow Plant and Never-never plant


Ctenanthe lubbersiana

How to care for Ctenanthe Lubbersiana


How often to water your Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Water needs for Ctenanthe Lubbersiana
0.5 cups
every 9

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Golden Mosaic Plant in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Ctenanthe Lubbersiana: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana can tolerate being far from a window and light source.

Place it less than 6 feet from a south-facing window to ensure it receives enough light to survive 💪.

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How to fertilize Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Ctenanthe Lubbersiana: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Ctenanthe Lubbersiana after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Difficulty Level

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs
Native Region
Growth Pattern
Growing Outdoors
Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 9 days


< 6ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 8
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 6
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 3
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 2
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
Ctenanthe Lubbersiana has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
Mrsjenger avatar
leaf-1 45 Plants
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globe Ann Arbor, MI

Hated this when I got it and almost re-homed it. Maybe he felt it. Now he’s tripled in size and continues to put out gorgeous new leaves. Mine doesn’t live super close to a window (5’?) but still thrives as long as I rotate it when I water.

Fast grower Fast grower
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Megan avatar
leaf-1 86 Plants
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globe Washington, DC

Love this plant. It tells you when it needs water, which is great (the leaves start to curl up).

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
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leaf-1 25 Plants
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globe Brattleboro, VT

It’s easy to accidentally overwater, especially if the plant is in a nursery pot within a ceramic planter.

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leaf-1 93 Plants
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Love, love, love the way this plant looks but is sensitive to cold air and water. It is not at all a drought tolerant plant and the leaves brown very easily if it is near a cold draft/air conditioning. I’m still working on finding a good location and watering cadence so this plant flourishes. Be ready to put a little TLC into this plant.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
Browns easily Browns easily
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leaf-1 109 Plants
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globe Atlanta, GA

The leaf foliage is what attracted me. It maintains in any light. It likes very high humidity but shade so it’s perfect on a porch.
It only needs water

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves

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