How To Grow Never Never Plant


Never say never! Except if it’s the Never Never plant (Ctenanthe spp.).

This beautiful, lush tropical plant with its thick, glossy patterned leaves is definitely one for your home, especially when there are so many forms available!

Variegated, duo coloured and low or high growers, you’ll find one to suit your home.

Position:Indoors in a well lit spot, away from direct sunlight
Water: Water regularly, but allow the plant to almost dry out between waterings. Water less frequently in winter and when the plant is growing in low light.
Soil: Well drained, quality potting mix
When To Grow: All year

How To Grow:

Step 1: Choose a pot at least 300mm wide and position in a brightly lit spot, out of direct sunlight.
Step 2: Fill chosen pots with quality potting mix, such as Yates Premium Potting Mix
Step 3: Remove the shrub from the container, gently tease the roots and cut away any circled or tangled roots.
Step 4: Position in pot and backfill with potting mix, gently firming down. Water in well.
Step 5: Feed regularly during the growing season (spring to autumn) with Yates Thrive Houseplant Liquid Plant Food
Step 6: Only water when the potting mix feels dry, especially over winter when indoors.

Growing Tips:


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