Information about plants & gardens for Brisbane & Qld


Maranta, Calathea, Ctenanthe, Stromanthe

species, hybrids and cultivars

Common Names: Prayer plants and others
Family: Marantaceae

This is a group of tropical foliage plants that are often grown indoors, but in most of Queensland can be grown outdoors in shaded conditions.

Marantaceae in the Landscape

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Ctenanthe  setosa Ctenanthe  setosa
Ctenanthe setosa

Stromanthe sanguinea Tricolour Stromanthe sanguinea Tricolour
Stromanthe sanguinea 'Tricolour'

More Online Information

Say a Lil' Prayer Article about the prayer plants. Green Culture Singapore
Maranta leuconeura Prayer Plant. University of Florida (PDF)
Prayer Plant Maranta leuconeura. Flowers of India
Calathea zebrina Zebra Plant. University of Oklahoma
Calathea burle-marxii Blue Ice Post at "Albert's Greenhouse" blog
Calathea burle-marxii 'Green Ice' The Florez Nursery blog, NSW
Calathea Production Guide University of Florida, USA

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