Calathea majestic white star

Calathea majestica white star

  • Aka: calathea, prayer plant,
  • Origin: South America, Brazil – non-toxic
  • Family: Marantaceae
  • Temperature: 15-26 °C, Hardiness: 9-11 Humidity: 60-90%

This calathea has beautiful, elegant green leaves with white to pink pinstripes which, similar to the prayer plant, close up at sunset and open up again each morning.

Likes lots of bright light and also enjoys a little early morning sunrays and high humidity. Plant in well-draining soil use a pebble tray to increase humidity for the leaves and can allow the soil to dry out before watering thoroughly with soft water and allow to drain through. Feed every 30-50 days with weak liquid plant food and repot every year or every second year in spring into fresh potting soil mixed with anthurium mix. Propagate by dividing and repotting the new plants from the mother plant.

Prone to spider mites, root rot and thrips and sensitive to hard water.

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