The Ctenanthe has its origins in the tropical regions of Central and South America. It often grows there in the shade of larger plants and trees. The Ctenanthe burle-marxii is related to the Calathea and the marantaceae and this can be seen in the leaves.
The Ctenanthe is originally from the tropical rainforest, so it is used to a moist soil. So do not let the soil dry out too much, it is better to give a little water often than a lot at once.
You do not have to spray the Ctenanthe too often. Do this once in a while to remove the dust from its leaves.
The Ctenanthe likes a light location but not in the direct sun. This is naturally not used to it and therefore it will not respond well.
Try to keep De Ctenanthe at least at room temperature at all times.
The Ctenanthe likes to receive monthly food, so it will grow better.
It is best to repot the Ctenanthe once every 2 years when the plant is ready for it. When repotting the plant make sure you add fresh potting compost and some food for the plant.
The Ctenanthe pulls up its leaves every night because it then goes to sleep so don't be afraid that something goes wrong with your plant. You may even hear a sound that is the rustling of the leaves.
The Ctenanthe does not need much pruning. It is wise to remove ugly / old leaves.
The Ctenanthe is non-toxic.
The Ctenanthe can suffer from spider mite. This mainly happens in colder periods when the heater comes on, this ensures drier air which spiders enjoy again. To prevent this, it is recommended to water the Ctenanthe more often in the winter.