Calathea Vittata 'baby'
The package contains a plant in a plastic pot.
About the plant:
Calathea or calathea 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 together with the genera Marantha, Ctenanthe and Stromanthe form a very similar group of so-called praying mantises plants ( prayer plants in English ). 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. Kalateas are distinguished from other praying mantises by the fact that their leaves grow curled into cones.
Calathea Vittata is characterized by its narrow and long green leaves with distinct light ribbing. From May to August, small flowers can 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 : 15 cm
Diameter of the flower pot : 6 cm
Every plant is different, just like us humans. Please allow for a possible deviation in appearance compared to the product photo.
We wrote more about prayer beads in our article .
- 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.