Calathea musaica network

Calathea musaica network

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

This Calathea type or Goeppertia Kegeljanii has many names due to its reclassification but most often referred to as a calathea. Intricate light green with darker green mosaic patterned leaves, like a network of fine blocks makes it a striking plant to own.

It is an easier calathea-type to take care of as the leaves are thicker and waxier than the other ‘prayer plants. Likes lots of bright light and also enjoys morning or late afternoon sun. Plant in well-draining soil use a pebble tray to increase humidity and allow to dry out a little before watering thoroughly. 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

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