6in Ctenanthe Lubbersiana
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6in Ctenanthe Lubbersiana

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LIGHT REQUIREMENTS OF CTENANTHE

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana prefers to be in bright indirect light. As these plants are native to the tropical climate as usually grow under the shade, they grow well in filtered light. Exposure to direct sunlight can scorch their beautiful leaves. The leaves also tend to curl up in very hot or bright conditions. When placing them indoors, the South, West facing windows will be the right spot for these plants. When kept outdoor, Keep them under the shade where they receive filtered light.

TEMPERATURE AND HUMIDITY REQUIREMENTS OF CTENANTHE

Ctenanthe indoor plants can tolerate temperatures up to 13 degrees Celsius, but generally, they love to be in a warm climate. Ctenanthes do not like cold temperatures. You might need to bring your plant indoors during the winter season and keep it in a warm spot. Avoid placing them near windows or doors where there can be cold drafts or near Air conditioners or room heaters. The sudden shift of temperatures or extreme temperatures can affect the plant, causing curling leaves to avoid heat and water loss from the surface of its leaves. Ctenanthes love humid conditions. Investing in a humidifier to keep these plants happy will be a good idea or place them on top of a pebble tray with water to provide them with adequate humidity.

SOIL REQUIREMENTS OF CTENANTHE PLANT

Moist but well-drained soil is recommended for the Bamburanta plant. A peaty soil mix with perlite in it will help retain the moisture whilst draining the excess water to avoid root rot and other fungal infections. 3:1 ratio of coco peat or coir peat or sphagnum moss with perlite and compost will be the right soil mix for these plants. Make sure that the pot has enough drainage holes to drain the excess water. Add mulch on the top to prevent loss of moisture.

WATER REQUIREMENTS OF CTENANTHE PLANT

Water Ctenanthe plants regularly to make sure the soil remains moist but do not overwater as this can cause root rot. The best strategy is to check the soil first by sticking your finger at least 1 inch into the soil. Suppose the soil feels dry and doesn’t stick to the finger then it’s time to water the plant. Watering the plant once a week during summer months and once in two weeks or even less during winters should be enough. It also depends on the size of the pot, temperature at your place etc.