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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
Ctenanthe oppenheimiana var. tricolor
Ctenanthe are bushy evergreen perennials grown for their usually strikingly patterned, lance-shape to obovate leaves; irregular and usually inconspicuous tubular white or yellow flowers are borne in short racemes intermittently throughout the year
'Tricolor' is a bushy evergreen perennial with lance-shaped leaves heavily variegated with cream and silvery-green, light red beneath
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Poorly-drained
SoilSand, Clay, Chalk, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in loam-based or loam-less potting compost in bright filtered light with high humidity, constant temperature and in draught-free conditions. Water freely when in growth and moderately in winter. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser monthly when in growth. Repot annually in late spring or early summer
Propagate by seed sown at 19 to 24 °C in spring as soon as ripe or by division in spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Mealybugs may be a problem
Generally disease free
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