Calathea Latrinotecta

Description

Calathea latrinotecta is a species of plant in the Marantaceae family. It is endemic to Ecuador. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.

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Calathea Latrinotecta Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Latrinotecta 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 Latrinotecta because these areas tend to be more humid.

Light

Like many plants, the Calathea Latrinotecta enjoys bright light without direct sunlight. North, east or west facing rooms are suitable.

Soil

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

Temperature

Average room temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC) are suitable, and no lower than 60ºF (15ºC). Sudden temperature drops and cold drafts should be avoided.

Watering

For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Calathea Latrinotecta 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.

Fertilizing

Fertilize with a balanced diluted solution every 2 weeks from April - early October.

Propagation

Calathea Latrinotecta plants are difficult to propagate; if you want to try, plant division.