Plant Care Never Never Plant

Never Never Plant

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

About Never Never Plant

Never Never Plant 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 1037 being grown with Greg around the world. Check out the reviews below for more details!🌟

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

⚠️ Never Never Plant 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 oppenheimiana
Ctenanthe
Marantaceae
Zingiberales

Also known as

ctenanthe tricolour

How to care for Never Never Plant

💦 Water

How often to water your Never Never Plant

Water needs for Never Never Plant
0.5 cups
every 9

Never Never Plant 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 Plant

Water 0.5 cups every
9

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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5"
☀️ Light

Finding light for Never Never Plant in your home

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

Never Never Plant 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 💪.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Never Never Plant in your home 🏡.

🪴 Nutrients

How to fertilize Never Never Plant

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

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💡 FAQs
⭐ Difficulty Level

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

Benefits of Growing Never Never Plant →

Common Never Never Plant Problems →


💦 Water Needs

Never Never Plant prefers for the soil to dry out between waterings and should be watered regularly. Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Never Never Plant Water Frequency →

Never Never Plant Root Rot →


☀️ Sunlight Needs

Never Never Plant 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 💪. Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement in your home 🏡.

Never Never Plant Light Requirements →

Never Never Plant Direct Sunlight Needs & Tolerance →


🐶 🐈 👶 Toxicity

Never Never Plant 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.


💨 Humidity

Never Never Plant doesn’t require additional humidity. Plants absorb most water through their root system rather than their leaves, so the best way to provide humidity for your plants is through watering the soil.

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🪴 Soil

Never Never Plant does best in well-draining soil. A good soil will contain lots of organic matter such as coco coir as well as perlite or vermiculite to help with drainage. Adding a handful of perlite to regular store-bought potting soil should do the trick!

Best Soil Mix for Never Never Plant →

When and How to Successfully Repot Never Never Plant →


💩 Fertilizer

Never Never Plant should be repotted after it doubles in size or once a year, whichever comes first. Fresh potting soil has all the nutrients your plant needs, so as long as it’s refreshed yearly, you shouldn’t need to use fertilizer. Remember, plants get their energy from sunlight, not fertilizer!


🌎 Native Region

Never Never Plant is native to Central and South America.


🌸 Flowers

Yes, you may see your Never Never Plant bloom with the right amount of sunlight and water.

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⬆️ ⬇️ Growth Pattern

Never Never Plant grows vertically and new growth will emerge from the top of the plant.


🌦️ Growing Outdoors

USDA Hardiness Zone
Never Never Plant can be grown outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 10a-12b. Find your local hardiness zone here.

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🌱 Propagation

Never Never Plant can be propagated by division into new individual plants.

  • Check to see if there is more than one plant. In some cases they may still be beneath the soil surface. If you feel confident, you may remove the soil to check for baby plantlets below!
  • If there are multiple plants growing, unpot the plant and gently tug the plants apart, being careful not to disturb too many of the roots. They may be connected by large root segments which you may need to break to free the plantlet.
  • Pot up the new plant in well-draining soil
  • Repot the parent plant back into its original pot

How to Propagate Never Never Plant →


🍂 Yellow Leaves

Yellow leaves aren’t always a reason to panic, and can be a normal part of a plant’s life cycle. Unless brand new leaves are turning yellow or all the leaves change color at once, it’s likely just your plant shedding old leaves.

Overwatering and root rot are the most likely cause of problems in Never Never Plant, since they are sensitive to wet soil. The leaves may also appear to be curling or drooping. Less often, yellow leaves are caused by underwatering, nutrient deficiencies, or pests.

Replace soggy soil with fresh, dry soil and download Greg to make sure your plant never gets overwatered again!


🧐 Troubleshooting

When troubleshooting a sad-looking houseplant, start by checking for signs of distress in its leaves, such as yellowing, browning, or drooping, which can indicate overwatering or nutrient deficiencies.

Inspect the soil moisture; too dry or too wet soil can cause problems.

Ensure the plant is getting the right amount of light, as too much or too little can stress it.

Finally, consider environmental factors like temperature and humidity, and adjust care routines accordingly to revive your plant.


Care Summary for Never Never Plant

Never Never Plant

Never Never Plant


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 Plant has a Large, lush leaves plant personality Large, lush leaves 12
Never Never Plant has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 7
Never Never Plant has a Browns easily plant personality Browns easily 6
Never Never Plant has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 4
Never Never Plant has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 3
Never Never Plant has a Pest magnet plant personality Pest magnet 3
Never Never Plant has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
@LaNa-Rocks avatar
@@LaNa-Rocks
leaf-1 34 Plants
xp 1,646 XP
globe Atlanta, GA
05/07/2022

Beautiful color. Loves humidity.

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Fast grower Fast grower
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@@IdealSalad
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 81 XP
globe Ayden, NC
04/02/2022

This plant is beautiful.

Fast grower Fast grower
Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Survivor Survivor
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Adonís avatar
@Adonís
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 78 XP
globe Houston, TX
08/27/2021

Use insecticides!!! Gnats love this plant.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Pest magnet Pest magnet
Browns easily Browns easily
Denisse avatar
@Denisse
leaf-1 6 Plants
xp 256 XP
08/18/2021

Is just super beautiful!! My favourite plant! Makes the space looks better

Large, lush leaves Large, lush leaves
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate

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