Origin: South America
Like most kinds of Calatheas, this plant is grown for its attractive ornamental foliage: long, wavy green leaves with a pattern of deep green brushstrokes and a purple underside. This deep color makes it easy to tell when your plant needs a little drink as they will curl slightly during the day when they are in need of water. Once they are given a drink, the leaves will bounce right back.
What makes this plant even more fascinating is its tendency to move throughout the day depending on the orientation of the sun. Rotating your plant every few weeks will keep it growing proportionality.
Calatheas can be displayed on patios or balconies if the temperatures are warm enough. The Calathea does not like cold drafts or direct sunlight. It does best in moist well drained soil. If possible, use distilled or rain water when watering your Calathea as they are sensitive to the hard water from the tap.
*Please note - Plants are subject to nature and may differ from their photos. We try our best to match our product to the photos on our listings. Thank you.
|Lighting||Bright indirect Light. North, east or west facing rooms are suitable.|
|Water||Water thoroughly, discarding any excess water. Do not allow soil to dry out but do not allow it to remain soggy.|
|Fertilize||Fertilize with a balanced diluted solution every 2 weeks from April to early October.|
|Other Benefits||Air Purifying, Pet Friendly, Easy Care.|