Never Never Plant 'Amagris' | Ctenanthe oppenheimiana ‘Amagris’
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Never Never Plant 'Amagris' | Ctenanthe oppenheimiana ‘Amagris’

I have beautiful grey-green rubbery leaves with a striking fishbone pattern. The undersides of my leaves are a deep purple.

Useful to know:

Origin

I am a chance mutation from Belgium but my close relations are from Southeast Brazil.

Height/Growth

I will only reach about 30cm high but I can spread much wider.

Light

I like a lot of diffused light, but direct sunlight will cause the leaves to fade and lose my precious markings. Because I grow on the canopy floor, I can tolerate shade, but I grow much better with indirect light.

Water

I like my soil to be moist, but I am also susceptible to root rot, so don't let me sit in water. Think little and often as a watering policy.

Temperature

I Prefer warm to high temperatures, ideally between 18-23°C but I can cope with as low as 15°C. Avoid draughts and ensure I have reasonable ventilation.

Feeding

Apply a weak dose of a nitrogen rich foliage fertiliser once or twice a month during the growing season.

Grooming

Wipe my leaves with a damp cloth to remove dust, so that I can breathe properly.

Care

I like humidity so please occasionally spray me with water.

Toxicity

Good news, I am not toxic.

Fact

I am a naturally occuring whole-plant mutation of the Ctenanthe Burle-marxii. My different leaf pattern was spotted by a plant inventor in a Belgian lab in 2000 and I was given my very own cultivar, ‘Amagris’. I am also really good at removing toxins and impurities from the air, so I'll help you breathe more easily.

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