Calathea Gandersii Care
Calathea Gandersii love humidity, and you'll quickly notice the edges of the leaves browning if the air is too dry. If the air is too dry, a humidifier is the most effective way to raise the moisture level in your home. If you don't have a humidifier, group your plants together, or place them atop a tray of pebbles and water.
Your Calathea Gandersii will do best in low to medium light area. Never allow this plant to stand in the direct sunlight, the leaves will get sunburned!
A peat based potting mix is required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.
Calathea Gandersii prefers average room temperatures between 60-80 degrees. It will not tolerate temperatures below 55 degrees. It is also sensitive to cold drafts or blowing heat during the winter months, so keep it away from windows and heaters for best results.
Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.
Use a balanced liquid feed to encourage the foliage to look healthy and more attractive. Feed once a month from April - August.
These are propagated using the division method. Divide clumps of leaf stalks and leaves with roots when it's repotting time. To encourage new growth cover the plant and pot with polythene then once new growth appears remove the polythene.