Calathea Wallisii

Description

Calathea wallisii is a species of flowering plant in the Marantaceae family. This species was first scientifically described by (Linden) Regel in 1869.

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Calathea Wallisii Care

Overview

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

Humidity

Like many tropical indoor plants, your Calathea Wallisii 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.

Light

A good bright spot within a room or conservatory without direct sunlight is advised. Too much direct sun will cause issues.

Soil

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

Temperature

Your Calathea Wallisii 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.

Watering

Maintain a regular watering schedule and keep your Calathea Wallisii 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

Standard liquid fertilizer, used every two weeks, during the growing period.

Propagation

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.