Plant Care Never Never Ctenanthe

Never Never Ctenanthe

4.4 out of 5 (37 experiences)

Never Never Ctenanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

About Never Never Ctenanthe

Never Never Ctenanthe is a super popular houseplant 🌿 that is easy to grow and needs regular watering to thrive. They do best in moderate sunlight 🌤 and should be less than 6 feet from a window.

Plant parents describe this plant as having large, lush leaves and a fast grower with a whopping 1301 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

Never Never Ctenanthe likes soil that is well draining. Your plant shouldn't need added fertilizers if you repot each time it doubles in size.

⚠️ Never Never Ctenanthe is not safe to consume. If you, a family member, or a pet has ingested any amount of plant material contact Poison Control, US (800) 222-1222, or your veterinarian. If you have children, cats, or dogs in the home, we suggest keeping this plant out of reach.

Taxonomy

Ctenanthe setosa
Ctenanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

Never Never Plant, Calathea setosa and Goeppertia Setosa

How to care for Never Never Ctenanthe

Water

How often to water your Never Never Ctenanthe

Water needs for Never Never Ctenanthe
0.5 cups
every 9

Never Never Ctenanthe 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 Never Never Ctenanthe

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
Light

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Finding light for Never Never Ctenanthe in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Never Never Ctenanthe: 6ft from a window
6ft or less from
a window

Never Never Ctenanthe 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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Nutrients

How to fertilize Never Never Ctenanthe

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Never Never Ctenanthe: 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 Never Never Ctenanthe after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Difficulty Level

Never Never Ctenanthe is generally considered an easy-to-care-for plant and makes a great choice for beginners!


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Yellow Leaves

Care Summary for Never Never Ctenanthe

Never Never Ctenanthe

Never Never Ctenanthe


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 9 days

Placement

< 6ft from a window

Nutrients

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

Never Never Ctenanthe has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 18
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 14
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 10
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 10
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 4
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Never Never Ctenanthe has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 1
@Megan avatar
@@Megan
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 14,613 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/28/2021

One of the easier plants of the Marantaceae family, if you ask me. Doesn’t like to get super dry but otherwise isn’t very fussy in my experience!

@Megan avatar
@@Megan
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 14,613 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

Very easy to tell when it needs water - the leaves will curl up

@Megan avatar
@@Megan
leaf-1 80 Plants
xp 14,613 XP
globe Washington, DC
11/24/2021

Pretty straightforward. Leaves curl up when it starts wanting water and they’ll uncurl soon after you give it water.

Aireal avatar
@Aireal
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 91 XP
globe Pawtucket, RI
09/20/2021

One of my favs only dislike is they need so much humidity so a humidifier is essential for them !

Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower
@Princesshev avatar
@@Princesshev
leaf-1 47 Plants
xp 1,905 XP
09/03/2021

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

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@mykidneysitch avatar
@@mykidneysitch
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 107 XP
globe Edson, Alberta
08/14/2021

easy to get pests… atleast for me

Survivor Survivor
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Taren avatar
@Taren
leaf-1 2 Plants
xp 26 XP
07/30/2021

Must have high humidity to keep these happy, and to avoid crispy leafs.
SO beautiful though, and worth the work.

Browns easily Browns easily
@coffeereference avatar
@@coffeereference
leaf-1 37 Plants
xp 577 XP
globe Salthill, County Galway
07/07/2021

Difficult but gorgeous and worth it.

Browns easily Browns easily
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Sassypinata avatar
@@Sassypinata
leaf-1 14 Plants
xp 323 XP
06/24/2021

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.

Browns easily Browns easily
Isabelle avatar
@Isabelle
leaf-1 24 Plants
xp 329 XP
globe Napa, CA
05/19/2021

Beautiful plant!! Love the green and purple leaves. Needs misting every once and a while, and will show you when she’s thirsty! Always bounces back as soon as she’s watered!

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
@joshy avatar
@@joshy
leaf-1 3 Plants
xp 21 XP
04/27/2021

Not cat friendly

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
@Nerskine avatar
@@Nerskine
leaf-1 23 Plants
xp 3,003 XP
04/09/2021

This one is tricky. I couldn’t figure her out or what made her happy until I put her in my master bathroom, where my husband takes majorly hot showers every morning. Now she’s lovin’ life and growing fast. Humidity is key!

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