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Here's a pic of a plant that's gotten a good foothold in my dive, and it appears to be a member of the ginger family.  Will it take sun?  I'd like to dig it up and move it, it's turning into a demi-Hun. . . .

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Here's a closeup of my ape-like mitt at what appears to be something that will root if planted . . . .

Will it?

dave

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Its a Ctenanthe oppenheimiana-I'm pretty sure. Maybe the hardiest of the whole  Ctenanthe/Calathea/Maranta and related prayer plants. Also called Giant Bamburanta. I have it too.Nice plant.

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Thanks stan!

Will it take sun?  Can I cut that part off and root it?

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I have the plant in partial sun (afternoon) and filtered sun. The filtered son position seems to show crisper variegation. The partial afternoon sun position seems to stay more yellow despite water adjustments and fertilizer. Your plant in the shade is greener than either of mine in Huntington Beach. I have successfully rooted this plant several times in containers (cut the foliage in half).

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Cut them just below where your hand is in the picture so you jave a couple of inches of single stem. Mosit soil in the shade, they root like crazy.

My last house they almost turned on me, into a pest!

Jupiter FL

in the Zone formally known as 10A

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Thanks everyone!

Let the rooting begin!

dave

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  • 2 weeks later...

Dave, i  think its actually  C. lubbersiana "Brazilian Snow"...there is some confusion on the two Ctenanthes-people are mixing names and even getting me confused.Just be glad it wasn't medical advice i gave you!

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Stan?!

Medical advice?  Oh, yeah, I know about doctors . . .

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I have some in a pot & a cutting growing in the garden. I was thinking of leaving it to over winter w/ some protection. How cold hardy is it?

Happy Gardening

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Tony!

Nice to meet you!

You're from Oklahoma!  Hope the tornadoes are wimpy to nonexistent this year.  I'll never forget that Olds Toronado perched in a tree off the Will Rogers Expressway . . . .

Hmm.  DO you ever see the teensy little Sabal minors they use to make those little Palm Sunday crosses?

As for the ginger, not sure how hardy for OK.

dave

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Tony- I know John Denti from Charlotte had some sitting out on his porch for 2 winters now. I think it rolls up when the temps are in the 20s, but it returns. Not sure exactly how low it will take.

Zac

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