Calathea Bicajoux Care
Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Bicajoux prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or place a humidifier nearby. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for your Calathea Bicajoux because these areas tend to be more humid.
Your Calathea Bicajoux will do best in low to bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to receive direct sunlight-the foliage will burn.
A peat based potting mix is required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
Your Calathea Bicajoux prefers average room temperature, from 60-80 degrees. They are sensitive to cold drafts and blowing heat during the winter months, so keep them away from windows and heaters for best results.
Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Calathea Bicajoux moist, but not wet or soggy. This is not a drought-tolerant plant, but it is relatively forgiving if you forget to water it from time to time. Extended periods of dryness can result in brown leaf tips or edges.
Feed your Calathea Bicajoux with a general houseplant fertilizer every month during spring and summer. No fertilizer is necessary in the winter when plant growth naturally slows.
Divide the parent plant at repotting time. This involves removing the plant from the pot and separating the stems for each new plant you wish to create. Water the plants after repotting, then give time between watering to prevent problems, now wait for new growth.