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Ctenanthe lubbersiana
  • RHS AGM

bamburanta

A perennial to 2m, with branched stems bearing oblong deep green leaves mottled and streaked with yellow above, paler beneath

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.5–1 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Poorly–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green Yellow
Summer White Green Yellow
Autumn White Green Yellow
Winter Green Yellow
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Marantaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

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

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Brazil

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How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

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 and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Mealybugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease free

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