Calathea Gandersii

Description

Calathea gandersii is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Calathea Gandersii Care

Overview

Humidity
More than 70%
Light
Low
Soil
Mix soil
Temperature
15 - 24
Watering
Medium

Humidity

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.

Light

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!

Soil

A peat based potting mix is required. 2 parts peat and 1 part perlite is one mixture that will be fine.

Temperature

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.

Watering

Water thoroughly during the growing season then naturally reduce during winter. Good drainage is important.

Fertilizing

Use a balanced liquid feed to encourage the foliage to look healthy and more attractive. Feed once a month from April - August.

Propagation

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.