Calathea

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Calathea is a genus of plants belonging to the family Marantaceae. There are several dozen species in this genus. Native to the tropical Americas.

Calathea species

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Calathea Misto

Calathea Misto

Calathea Misto is an elegant hybrid that features mid-green leaves feathered with light-green variegation in the center..

Calathea Concinna

Calathea Concinna

The Calathea Concinna. also known as a Calathea “Freddie” is a tropical plant native to the northwestern regions of Brazil..

Calathea Bicajoux

Calathea Bicajoux

The incredible Calathea Bicajoux is one impressive house plant! With large textured leaves.

Calathea Zebrina

Calathea Zebrina

Calathea zebrina. the zebra plant. is a species of plant in the family Marantaceae.

Calathea Warscewiczii

Calathea Warscewiczii

Calathea warscewiczii is a species of evergreen. perennial. herbaceous plant in the Marantaceae family.

Calathea Wallisii

Calathea Wallisii

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

Calathea Vittata

Calathea Vittata

Calathea vittata is a species of Calathea describe by K.Schum in 1902..

Calathea Veitchiana

Calathea Veitchiana

Calathea veitchiana 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..

Calathea Rufibarba

Calathea Rufibarba

Calathea rufibarba is a flowering plant in the Marantaceae family native to Brazil. The plant's common name is due to its fuzzy.

Calathea Roseopicta

Calathea Roseopicta

Calathea Roseopicta. the rose-painted calathea. is a species of plant in the family Marantaceae.

Calathea Picturata

Calathea Picturata

Calathea picturata is a species of plant in the family Marantaceae. native to northwest Brazil. It is a clump-forming evergreen perennial growing to 35–40 cm. The leaves are dark green above.

Calathea Petersenii

Calathea Petersenii

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

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Calathea care

Low light

Never allow this plant to receive direct sunlight, as the leaves will burn.

Medium

Let your plant dry out between waterings. Water thoroughly when topsoil is dry, usually once a week.

More than 70%

Grow well in an environment with 80%-100% humidity.

FAQ

What should I do if the leaves turn yellow?
Usually, when a plant's leaves turn yellow, they are sick and dying. First, make sure you haven't over or under-watered it, then check for weeds, pests, and toxins that could be killing the plant. This also happens sometimes if a plant is given the incorrect amount of sunlight, so moving it might solve this problem as well.

Calathea's problems and how to solve

Scale and mealybugs
Scale and mealybugs will happily take up residence on the plant, if given the opportunity. A thorough wipe-down of leaves with soapy water or insecticidal soap can be effective at stopping them, though repeated applications will be necessary.