Never-never plant


This beautiful plant comes with the pot pictured.

From the tropical rainforests of South America, the Never Never Plant is from the Prayer Plant family, Marantaceae, who all have a stunning habit of raising their leaves at night and lowering them during the day. The Never Never Plant, Ctenanthe oppenheimiana, makes a particularly dramatic show of this, folding completely vertical at night and displaying the dark red undersides of its leaves, and unfolding it’s leaves 90ยบ or more during the day.

It grows up to 90cm in height, and spreads outwards in clumps of shoots.

The accepted botanical name is Ctenanthe oppenheimiana, but is also often referred to as Calathea oppenheimiana. It’s commonly known as Never Never Plant, Giant Bamburanta.