Ctenanthe is a genus of flowering plants of the family Marantaceae. They are evergreen perennials, native mainly to Brazil, grown for their attractive, often variegated foliage. They are frost tender, requiring a minimum temperature of 13 °C (55 °F).
The Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit has been awarded to the species Ctenanthe lubbersiana (common name: bamburanta), which grows to 2 m (7 ft) and bears large, oval leaves up to 30 cm (12 in) long, heavily striped and mottled with yellow, and the cultivar Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor' (common name "never-never plant"), which grows to 2 m (7 ft) with narrow, oval leaves up to 40 cm (16 in) long with V-shaped silver patterns above and maroon below.
- RHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Ctenanthe lubbersiana". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
- "RHS Plant Selector - Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor'". Retrieved 18 June 2013.
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