Calathea Plant Care

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CALATHEA

Modern Garden Types of Calathea:

  • Calathea Medallion
  • Calathea Rattlesnake
  • Calathea Mykoyana

 

Light:

Calatheas thrive in medium, indirect sunlight but can tolerate lower light levels. You want to place it somewhere bright that doesn't get direct sunlight. Bright direct sunlight will cause the colors on their leafs to fade, too much exposure will likely cause the leafs to burn and scorch.

 

Water:

Calatheas enjoy weekly waterings, this may vary based on the temperature and environment of your space. During the winter, we recommend watering less frequently to prevent overwatering and root rot. Calatheas are not drought tolerant, and extended periods of dryness will cause leaf edges to brown. If your not sure when to water it get your hands dirty and place a finger 2" in the soil, if its moist its good if you can feel the dryness its watering time! Read more watering tips and tricks here

 

Humidity:

Calatheas appreciate being placed in a humid environment, misting it frequently or placing it close to other plants will help create that environment. If your not sure where to place your Calathea, some great spots to help it thrive are steamy bathrooms and kitchens.

 

Temperature:

Calatheas enjoy temperatures ranging from 64-75ºF. Avoid temperature changes and cold drafts.

 

Toxic:

Calatheas are non-toxic and suitable for homes with small children and pets.

 

Troubleshooting:

  • Yellowing leaves and burnt tips: suggests your plant has been scorched by direct sunlight or watered with tap water containing high levels of fluoride.
  • Brown or black spots on leaves: indicates the Calathea has been overwatered - let their soil dry before watering again.