4.4 out of 5 (37 experiences)
Also known as
Never Never Ctenanthe, Never Never Ctenanthe, Never Never Plant, Calathea setosa and Goeppertia Setosa
How to care for Ctenanthe Setosa
Ctenanthe Setosa needs 0.5 cups of water every 9 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Ctenanthe Setosa 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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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 Setosa after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
I took this leaf from my parents plant I’ve had it sitting for 2 months it wasn’t dying but it wasn’t growing either so I let it be and 2 days ago a new little leaf has sprung just in time for spring! So excited to watch this little guy grow beautifully and bushy like my parents ctenanthe!
It gets indirect sunlight all day and water every 10 days it’s actually in a pot without drainage so I’ve been pretty accurate with the watering! I’ve also got a mini humidifier next to it which I put on for a few hours everyday
It’s the Diva of plants. It’s a beautiful plant and rewards those who take care of it like a child. Very sensitive to what is is the water you provide. Best to use distilled water, does not like cold drafts or AC. Loves humidity. Tough to find the right balance of water. No direct sunlight or else the color and lines fade. Can get brown burn spots if non water liquids like soap from washing hands or hairspray lands on the leaves. I had to move it from my bathroom to my officr because it was just too close to the sino and the AC vent was intense. It’s definitely not a beginner plan- lesson learned for me, a newbie.