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Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic
The Golden mosaic plant gets its name from the intricate patterns on the leaves. The golden mosaic plant has medium long slim green leaves with a bright yellow variegation, every leaf is different and they grow on long green slim stems, making them even more eye catching. They can grow up to 3-5 feet tall in the right conditions.
Non toxic to animals and humans
This plant comes with a free 6 cm nursery pot.
It does not come with the ceramic pot shown in the pictures. But if you would love one too you can add your own Deep Rooted Potagate Pot to your basket.
This plant may have been watered before shipping – please do not water upon arrival unless the soil is completely dry.
Care Guide for your Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic
What Lighting Do I Need For My Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic?
Part sun, part shade (indirect light) – Plants with this requirement are easy to find a perfect spot for. West or East facing windows are great for your Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic, or even a spot a short distance from a very sunny window.
*Top Tip: Plants grow towards light, rotate your Ctenanthe every time you water to help it grow evenly.
How Often Do I Need To Water My Golden Mosaic?
Medium demand – *Always check how damp the soil is before watering*
Water well, and then let the soil almost dry out before watering again. If the plant gets too much water, it is at risk of rot.
Water type sensitive – Try not to use water straight from the tap because this plant is extremely sensitive. You can use filtered water, rain water or tap water which has been sat out for at least 24 hours to allow some of the chemicals to evaporate.
What Temperature Is Best For My Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic?
The recommended temperature for your new house plant to thrive, making it happy and healthy, is between 18°C-25°C
How Do I Fertilise My Ctenanthe?
Only fertilise your Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic if it is actively growing (putting out new leaves).
Use a weak fertiliser at half the recommended dose if you are not sure. Most house plants will go dormant in winter and stop growing so will not need to be fertilised.
If you fertilise a dormant plant, it will not absorb the nutrients. The nutrients will instead stay in the soil and can cause chemical burn to your house plant.
To avoid chemical burn to your house plant, use a natural fertiliser for your Ctenanthe, like our Silver Soil Booster.
What Humidity Is Best For This House Plant?
High humidity (Between 70-100%) – This means keeping them in a warm, humid, draft free location. You can increase humidity by either using pebble trays under your pots, grouping plants close together, misting in the morning, and of course using a humidifier.
What Is The Best Soil For Ctenanthe Golden Mosaic?
Houseplant mix – These plants require less drainage then other plants and don’t like to fully dry out between watering. Try 1-part coco coir + 1- part peat free compost + 1-part perlite. If the plant is drying out too quickly in your environment, then use less perlite. Conversely if the soil is staying too soggy add more perlite.
Alternatively, we have the perfect pre-made Houseplant Soil Mix.
Is Ctenanthe Toxic?
Non-Toxic – This house plant is unlikely to be toxic if ingested by humans and animals.
As with any house plant, please do not repot within 2 weeks of delivery as you need your plant to acclimatise to your house and recover from the stress of shipping.