Water: consistency is key

Calathea can be sensitive with minerals in tap water so don’t water right from it. Leave the water in a container for 2 days before watering your plant. You can also use rain or distilled water.
Dip your finger one inch deep into the soil. If the soil feels dry, it’s time to water. Make sure to water until it runs out of the pot’s bottom drain holes and discard any excess water in the saucer. Avoid keeping the soil overly moist or rot can occur and don’t allow the soil to get dry for too long.

Light: medium to bright light

Keep the plant in a medium to bright, indirect light condition so any room with a bright window should work. However, leave it on spaces like the coffee table that’s six feet away from the window and not directly on the window sill. Avoid direct sunlight completely.

Soil & Repotting: good drainage

Once your Calathea’s roots have filled the existing pot, re-pot to the next size container. Use any all-purpose or tropical soil mixture with good drainage. Choose a pot that has drip holes at the bottom.

Temperature: 60-85°F

Calathea performs best with indoor temperatures ranging between 60°F to 85°F (15-29°C). Keep the plant away from drafts to avoid damage to the leaves.

Fertilizer: 20-20-20, feed once every month during the growing season

From April to September, using a liquid all-purpose fertilizer 20-20-20 diluted to half strength. Fertilizer is not required from November to February but can be fed once every two months.

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Safe for both Dogs and Cats


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