Meet the Ctenanthe! Ctenanthe plants are often confused with Calatheas, and they are both part of the Marantaceae family, but they hold their own in the plant kingdom. But they do have a lot in common - Ctenanthes also close their leaves at night, are pet friendly, and of course, they look very similar! The main difference is that Ctenanthes develop above-ground branching stalks, meaning they can be propagated from stem cuttings, whereas Calatheas need to be divided by the root to be multiplied, or grown from seed.