Layla, a Ctenanthe Lubbersiana Golden Mosaic, has thin delicate stems holding up large oval leaves, each showing flashes of yellow running through a deep green canvas - an amazing plant that will add a pop of colour to any dark corner.
Native to the rainforests of South America, the Calathea, Prayer Plant, Maranta, and Ctenanthe families, have unique leaf movements whereby they actually raise and lower their leaves from day to night as if getting ready for bed! And, if that wasn’t impressive enough, they’re also great at purifying the air!
Layla, Ctenanthe Lubbersiana - Small
Layla prefers bright indirect light to partial shade, without prolonged exposure to direct sun - a touch of morning sunlight wouldn’t go a miss.
If you’re not sure what level of light you have, check the shadows cast by your plant:
- Minimal shadow = lower light
- Half shadow = indirect light
- Full shadow = direct sun