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Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana - Big Babes

Mature tubestock, premium and ready to plant!


Ctenanthe Oppenheimiana is also known as the Never Never Plant. She’s a striped grey and grey-green non-toxic foliage plant with so much character you’ll want to fill your house like a jungle.

Check out her silvery leaves with mid-green regular stripes that look painted on. You don’t need flowers when foliage rocks like this.

Oppenheimiana is an easy grower that enjoys the shade. Pop one on your office desk, bathroom window sill, coffee table, fireplace, dining table, kids’ rooms – she loves it anywhere she can hide from direct light.

Outside, Oppenheimiana creates excellent ground cover in shady gardens that are sheltered from the blazing sun – such as mass planted under trees.

Ctenanthe don’t like to be flooded out, so hold off watering Grey Star until the soil is dry on top. Learn how to care for your indoor plants via our blog 'The quick start guide: Indoor plants'.

Oh, and in case you were wondering its pronounced tee-NANTH-ee. You’re welcome.

If you prefer your plants just that little bit bigger the 3 pack x 85mm pots is for you. 

Quick Facts:

  • What to use me for: I enjoy every room in your house and rock ground cover in a shady garden
  • I grow to: I’ll reach 50cms by 50cms
  • Where to place me: I live a shady life, no direct sun, please
  • How far to space me:  Give me 30-50cms of elbow room
  • Soil Conditions: I like to dry out a bit before you water me, and need well-drained soil

Our plants are beautifully grown, mature tube stock with well-developed roots. They are guaranteed sun-hardened, can be planted directly into the ground and are excellent performers for your garden.

We carefully package your plants into a customised box to ensure safe transport, healthy plants and delivery to your door

Please take care when choosing your plants. Some plants are poisonous and individuals may be more sensitive or react differently

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Our growing philosophy isn't rocket science. We simply hold our plants back longer, which means the root systems can establish. That means a better plant for you that's ground ready, achieving faster grow times.

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