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

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

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Height:
24-36 in. (60-90 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

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Profile:

No positives
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1 negative

Gardeners' Notes:

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Negative patricktjoyce 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.

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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