Fishbone Plant, or Ctenanthe burle-marxii, is a compact herbaceous plant with strongly patterned leaves borne on long stems. The leaves are mid green with dark green stripes, resembling the arrangement of fish bones. They have deep red undersides.
Flowers are occasionally produced, but they are insignificant and can be cut off.
The pronunciation of Ctenanthe looks quite daunting. The best way to think about it is to imagine saying actenanthe, but mouthing a silent ‘a’ at the beginning. All our potted plants come in compostable coir pots.