Ctenanthe oppenheimiana (E. Morren) K. Schum.

Never Never Plant

Clumping herb to 1 m tall. Leaves thick, lanceolate to 45 cm long, 12 cm wide, ovate-lanceolate, dark green with grey bands between the major veins on the upper surface, purple below, tip with a long, narrow point. Flower clusters in pairs, to about 7 cm long. Flowers white.

Eastern Brazil

Source: Spencer, R. (2005). Marantaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 5. Flowering plants. Monocotyledons. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

Ctenanthe oppenheimiana 'Tricolor'

Leaves with cream blotches on the upper surface, dark red below.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Lilianae
order      Zingiberales
family       Marantaceae
genus        Ctenanthe Eichler