There are many different types of Calathea. Often, these are also referred to as Prayer Plants as it will move throughout the day based on where the sun is positioned.
With varying patterns and colors, these plants are often recognized by their beautiful reddish-purple underbelly on their leaves. This is a plant that grows in an upright position. It grows actively between the months of March to October as a result of moist soil.
Here are some tips and tricks to best care for your Calathea indoors.
Light: Bright, indirect light. These babies thrive in a well-lit room where they are not exposed directly to the sun’s rays.
Water: Diluted water every 3-4 days. These tropical plants like to stay moist but do not want to soak. Therefore, we recommend checking that the topsoil is dry every 3-4 days. When watering, add one cup of water to the plant and let it drain completely so it does not sit in water.
Misting: Frequent. These tropical plants enjoy humidity. You can mist them as often as you like to offer a more humid environment.
Fertilizer: Once a month. Add 1:1:1 fertilizer to the water once a month to give a boost of nutrients.