Calathea is photographed in a Sella and Magna pot. The package contains a plant in a plastic pot.
About the plant:
Calathea or calatea comes from the tropical regions of South and Central America and belongs to bushy plants with thin stems and relatively wide and large leaves. In the rainforest, it forms a dense undergrowth, most often in the shade of tall trees. Calathea along with genera Marantha, Ctenanthe and Stromanthe form a very similar group of so-called praying plants (English prayer plants ). They are called so because they always begin to straighten their leaves towards evening, which can resemble hands folded in prayer. In the morning, they delight and open their leaves again. Calathea are distinguished from other praying mantises by the fact that their leaves grow curled into cones.
Calathea rufibarba is characterized by elongated leaves of green color on top and purple color on the bottom, leaves and stem are overgrown with hairs. From May to August, white-green flowers may appear on the stems or near the leaves of the plant.
Difficulty: For beginners
Cleans the air: Yes
Pet Friendly: Yes
Suitable for hydroponics: Yes
Suitable for Kokedama: No
Approximate height of plant with pot: 40 cm, 50 cm
Diameter of the flower pot: 13 cm, 17 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
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The plant needs enough diffused light for healthy growth. Avoid direct sunlight, which could burn the leaves. The ideal site is the north and east side near the windows or the west side with fading weak sunlight.
Water with lukewarm water. The substrate should never dry out completely, but we pay attention to overflowing.
The plant requires increased air humidity, so we often mist its leaves or place the flowerpot on a bowl of water and pebbles.
We can propagate the plant by dividing the bunches, for example during transplanting, when we separate a young and mature plant from the mother plant.
Overwatering: Too much water can cause root rot, yellowing and leaf drop. Dry air: Due to insufficient air humidity, the leaves of the plant can start to dry from the tips and turn yellow or curl. Burn: Direct light can burn the leaves of the plant, causing dark and dry spots.