This is a popular plant with attractive leaves and colors but the plant does not flower very often indoors. However, it is a gorgeous species with dark green and glossy looking leaves (green with pink stripes). This is a plant that has leaves with a pattern (veins) that could be classed as feathered and in some cases, it has a pink hue to it.
To add to its uniqueness, the underside of the leaf has a beautiful reddish-purple color. This is a plant that grows in an upright position. It grows actively between the months of March to October.
Calathea are great air purifying plants.
These plants are are non-toxic and pet friendly.
Plant Diameter: 6"
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 top soil 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.