Ctenanthe Burle-Marxii, aka Fishbone Prayer Plant, is a species of plant in the genus Ctenanthe native to Brazil. Its common name derives from 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 of their habit of opening and closing its leaves as day transitions to night. Its leaves are a stunning reminder of the beauty of the natural world.
As with all living things, no two plants are alike. There is some natural variation in size, shape, and characteristics. We make every effort to bring you a plant that as closely as possible matches the plant as it appears on our website, in the size you have chosen, and have a good potential to happily grow in your home.