Calathea - Makoyana

Calathea - Makoyana

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Calathea

The most tactile of houseplants, the leaves do really feel like the softest velvet. Not as bright as a lot of this family the leaves are a rich green on the top and a dark burgandy underneath. Long and arching form great for many interior design schemes.

Origin: South America.

Botanical name: Calathea.

Family: Marantaceae.

Suitable: Indoor.

Max height: 61cm.

Toxins removed: N/A.

Pet Friendly: Non-toxic. 

 

Plant Care Guide

 Water: Moderate. Achieve moist, but not soggy soil during warmer months. Reduce watering on cooler months, allow soil to dry out before watering.

    Light: Indirect bright sun-light. Leaves will be damaged in direct sun.

        Temperature: 18 - 27ºC. Ideal room temperature.

        Humidity:  High. 60%+. Gently mist leaves once a week with distilled water.

        Soil: Good drainage potting mix. 6.0 - 7.0 ph.

        Fertilizer: Once a week in spring & summer.