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Ctenanthe Lubbersiana - Golden Mosaic Plant - Local Pickup Only

Ctenanthe Lubbersiana - Golden Mosaic Plant - Local Pickup Only

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Hailing from Brazil, the evergreen perennial Golden Mosaic is revered for the strikingly beautiful gold and cream variegations on its large, oval leaves. It belongs to the Marantaceae family, known as 'Prayer Plants,' which, much like humans and unlike most plants, have a wake-and-sleep cycle according to a circadian rhythm. This means the leaves move upwards during the night and downwards throughout the day in search of the sun.

The Golden Mosaic enjoys growing in evenly moist soil with high humidity during the growing season. It will require less watering in the winter months. Water your Golden Mosaic when the top 2-3 inches of soil is dry. During the growing season, spring and summer, you may need to water more often to keep the soil consistently moist. You will want to reduce watering in the winter and allow the soil to dry a bit between watering. This plant thrives with soft water or rainwater. If you use tap water, leave it sitting for a day to reduce the amount of chlorine in the water and protect your plant from damage.

Golden Mosaic grows best in a space with bright indirect light, where the sun rays are diffused, and can also adapt to spaces with bright direct light, where the sunlight streams inside directly. Avoid placing it in spaces with low light or spaces without natural sunlight. The best places in your home to place the Golden Mosaic are near south or west-facing windows. If the temperatures get too high, move the plant a couple of feet away from the window, still in the stream of light. You can also add a sheer curtain to diffuse the light. If this plant isn't getting enough light, the leaves lose color and become pale.
During your Golden Mosaic's first few days at home, one or two leaves might fall or turn brown at the tips. This is a normal part of adjustment and is no cause for concern. To help it grow optimally and evenly, occasionally dust the leaves and rotate the pot by a ¼ turn once a month.