Calathea Veitchiana Care
Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Veitchiana prefers a spot with ample humidity. If leaf edges begin to curl or brown up, mist them with lukewarm water on a regular basis, or use a pebble tray. Your bathroom or kitchen are perfect spots for this plant because these areas tend to be more humid.
Your Calathea Veitchiana will do best in low to bright indirect light. Never allow this plant to receive direct sunlight-the foliage will burn.
Use a good light porous indoor potting soil that retains water but still drains quickly. African Violet soil works well.
Average room temperatures of 65-75ºF (18-24ºC) are best, and no lower than 60ºF (15ºC). Sudden temperature drops and cold drafts should be avoided.
For best results, maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Calathea Veitchiana 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 with a balanced liquid fertilizer every two weeks from April - October.
Calathea Veitchiana plants are propagated by plant division.