Calathea Mix - 19cm

SKU: 558151
£17.95

Product Description

Calathea, also known as the 'Shadow Plant' or 'Living Plant' moves its foliage during the during the day (upstanding at dark conditions). With many leave-drawings and colourrich foliage a real must-have product. This product is an air purefying plant.

Product Details

Material
Plant
Additional information
Brighten up your room with this fantastic coloured plants and be surprised of their movements of foliage during the day. With a wide range of varieties and many colours always a plant for every room. The genus Calathea includes some of the most beautiful and striking tropical foliage plants in the world. Closely related to the similarly gorgeous Maranta, Calathea species generally have boldly marked, upright, oblong leaves in a dazzling array of colors held on long, upright stalks.As true tropical plants, they are somewhat fussy about their conditions, but a well-grown Calathea is worth the effort.
Dimensions
Height: 45-60cm; width: 35-50cm
Care instructions
Indirect sunlight is best suited for this species. Direct sun will damage the leaves and low light will slow growth, so a bit of balance is required. Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate. If you can try and raise the levels even if you just mist the plant or seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside. When the humidity is low from dry air you may notice leaf tips browning.
Colour of foliage
Green, grey, pink and burgundy coloured
Hardiness
Yes
Perennial
Yes
Planting instructions
Repot once every 2 years. During spring is best.
Rate of growth
Average
Soil type
Use soil that holds moisture and drains well. A 2 part peat and 1 part sand or perlite mix will do the trick.
Watering instructions
Keep well watered throughout the growing season
Latin name
Calathea cultivars
Eventual height
45-60cm
Eventual width
35-50cm
Scent
Unscented
Pot size
19cm
Room temperature
Ideal temperatures required should be between 60?F ? 75?F (15.5-24?C). Avoid sudden drops that will affect growth and cold drafts.
Room position
Indirect sunlight is best suited for this species. Direct sun will damage the leaves and low light will slow growth, so a bit of balance is required. Calatheas enjoy humidity in their natural climate. If you can try and raise the levels even if you just mist the plant or seat the pot on a tray of pebbles with water inside. When the humidity is low from dry air you may notice leaf tips browning.
Annual
No
Feeding instructions
Feed only during the growing season from April to October with a diluted liquid feed once every 2 weeks.
Sold in store as mixed variety code
Yes
Diameter
35-50cm
Capacity
3 liters
Also available in Colour
Smaller and bigger potsizes. Combinations with added value
FirstKey SellingPoint
Beautiful performance because of leaf-drawings
SecondKey SellingPoint
Air So Pure product
ThirdKey SellingPoint
Many colours
FourthKey SellingPoint
Moving foliage during the day

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