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Ctenanthe, also known as the “Never Never” plant, belongs to the Marantaceae family. These evergreen perennials, are native to Brazil’s rainforests. Ctenanthe species are used widely as an ornamental plants because of their decorative foliage. Like other plants in the family Marantaceae, or prayer plant family, never never plants fold up their leaves at night as if in prayer. This phenomenon is known as nyctinasty.
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