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Fishbone Prayer Plant 6"


The fishbone prayer plant is as stunning as it sounds. With intricate coloring and markings, this plant curls up to “pray” at night, and does well in high light with humid conditions. It does very well in high light bathrooms and in bedroom windowsills.

Ctenanthe burle-marxii is a compact houseplant that makes a bold tropical statement. Its bright green leaves are striped with alternating lance-shaped bands, and have deep purple undersides and stems. Ctenanthe (along with their close relatives Calatheas and Marantas) are commonly called “Prayer Plants” because their leaves lie flat by day, but fold upwards in the evenings. Ctenanthe burle-marxii is nicknamed the “Fishbone Prayer Plant” due to the unique leaf pattern.

Botanical Name: Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii


Seldom, only when soil is completely dry.


Low light - too much light will cause leaf to curl and brown.

Fishbone Prayer Plant 6"