Bought a Ctenanthe Lubbersiana at Lowe's Home Improvement store

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana
Joining plants Facebook group may not be a good idea for me. Images and posts often stimulated my desire to get more plants! Yesterday, someone posted something about Lowe's just had a new shipment of plants, and I thought, why don't I go check it out? I feel happier around plants, just like shopaholics feel comfort at shopping malls.

When I was strolling around the isles at Lowe's, a sweet lady poped up from nowhere and started to rave about this beautiful plant, and talked about how easy it was for her to take care. I thought it looked like a Calathea. People who love plants usually have heard of how challenging Calatheas could be. Besides the right light and soil, you need to provide a high humidity environment for them to thrive, or else they will show you brown edges. Since she was so passionate about it, and I did need a new plant in that size (like I always do), I decided to give it a go!

The tag on it did say Calathea, but after checking with my Facebook plant family and researching online, I realized that it was a Ctenanthe Lubbersiana. It belongs to the Marantaceae family, similar to prayer plant and Calathea. For now, I am hoping it is closer to prayer plants as I have had some experience with them. If you owned a Ctenanthe Lubbersiana for indoor, please share your experience to help mine. Hopefully, I will see it thrive and put out more beautiful variegated leaves soon!

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