Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant

Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant
Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant

Sweet Dreams™ Exotica Setosa (Ctenanthe) - Never Never Plant

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Height 12 - 36 in.

Exotica is a prayer plant, the common name for plants that tend to fold their foliage up as night falls. Prayer plants include plants in the following genera: Calathea, Maranta, Stromanthe, and Ctenanthe. Exotica's foliage is silver-green with olive green margins and veins. It almost looks like a subtle stained glass window pattern.

  • Known for striking variegated foliage
  • Perfect for bright spaces
  • Prefers medium to bright indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight.
  • Uses: Desktops, Humid Spaces, Low Light Spaces

Care Information

  • For optimal performance, keep at 60-85°F (15-29°C).
  • Prefers higher humidity to prevent leaf curl.
  • Feed once per month at half strength when plant is actively growing.
  • Protect furniture when watering.
  • Ctenanthe prefers shady areas with bright shade to low light.
  • They need moderate to high levels of humidity with leaf damage occurring when humidity levels drop to 40% or less.
  • They should not be watered with tap water, unless it has been filtered. Distilled water is a good option as well. The plants are sensitive to impurities and salts in tap water, which can cause leaf edges to burn.
  • Ctenanthe also prefers to have moist, but not wet soils. If the soil gets too dry it can cause leaf curl, which is a symptom of dry soil. Water when the top inch or so of soil is dry. If your soil is very dry you may want to soak your pot in water until the soil is rehydrated. It can take half an hour or more to rehydrate the soil. Allow the pot to drain once the soil is moist through.
  • Do not allow the plant to sit in water over extended periods of time.
  • Add some perlite and/or orchid bark to help fluff up the potting mix and provide better drainage.
  • It will do best with high humidity. A pebble tray may help add humidity if needed, but a humidifier is a better option.

Shipping

  • Ships in Seagrass container as shown in image 2
  • Houseplants typically ship between 8-12 inches

*Disclaimer - Protect furniture when watering. Not for human or animal consumption. Harmful to pets*

Features

Characteristics

  • Height: Medium
  • Height: 12 - 36 in.
  • Habit: Mounded
  • Container Role: Filler
  • Foliage Color: Green
  • Foliage Color: Grey
  • Harmful to: Pets
  • Light Requirements: Medium to Low
  • Watering Requirements: Average
  • Humidity Level: High
  • Needs Drainage: Yes
  • Soil Type: Indoor Potting Soil

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