Never-Never Plant, Oppenheim's Ctenanthe
Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor'

Family: Marantaceae
Genus: Ctenanthe (tee-NANTH-ee) (Info)
Species: oppenheimiana (o-pen-hiem-ee-AY-na) (Info)
Cultivar: Tricolor

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Light Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:

N/A

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Hayward, California

Bartow, Florida

Sanford, Florida

Ainaloa, Hawaii

Forest Grove, Oregon

Seattle, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Oct 23, 2013, patricktjoyce from Hudson, MA wrote:

After purchasing this bustling Tricolor from a local greenhouse, I re-potted it initially because the roots were busting out of the 8" pot. Next thing I knew the soil was foul and damp and the leaves kept showing more browning, rapidly. I then transplanted it to a larger pot with new soil and still, too moist and all the same problems. Just last night for the 3rd time I transplanted it to one size smaller pot - PLASTIC, and it is doing GREAT! Every few minutes I swear it looks healthier and happier. Thank goodness.