Calathea Freddie
Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

Calathea Freddie

Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Freddie all to you need to know about care and propagation

Calathea Freddie Care Summary

Light needs:Medium to bright indirect sunlight.
Watering needs:Check soil twice a week and water if top 25% is dry.
Fertilizer:Use a balanced feed monthly in spring and summer.
Soil:Good quality, well draining.
Temperature:18-28°C (64-82°F).
Where to buy:Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.
Other names:Calathea leopardina, calathea concinna.
Common issues:Curling leaves and crisping leaves from lack of humidity.


The calathea freddie, a.k.a the calathea concinna, is known for its stripes.

See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Dottie, Calathea Orbifolia, Calathea Beauty Star, Calathea Setosa (Ctenanthe Setosa).

Calathea Freddie Light Needs

Medium to bright indirect sunlight is ideal. Do not let them get direct sun though, as the leaves can burn.

How Often To Water

Keep them moist but not soggy, so check the soil twice a week and water it if the top 25% is dry. Make sure you let it drain for 5 minutes before put it back in it’s saucer so it does not sit in water.


Give them a balanced feed in the spring and summer, make sure it is well diluted.

Calathea Freddie Soil

A good quality and well draining compost is ideal. You can add 20% perlite to a potting compost to make sure it does not hold on to water.

When to Repot

Check the roots at Easter time and if they are crowded you can pot them up a size or tow to make sure they have space to grow over the warmer months.


Aim for 70%. Yes it’s a lot but they will thank you for it!.


18-28°C (64-82°F) is ideal in the daytime, and 10°C (50°F) as minimum at night.

How to Propagate Calathea Freddie

Calathea Freddie can be propagated by separating out smaller plants at the base. You’ll need to wait until the plant is big enough and then you can take the plant out of it’s pot and divide off a plant and pot it up separately.

Why Is My Calathea Freddie Turning Yellow?

Yellowing leaves can be for a number of reasons: overwatering, underwatering, and too much sun. Make sure you are keeping it moist but not soaking and keep it bright but out of direct sun.

Is Calathea Freddie Toxic To Cats?

They are non-toxic to cats and dogs.

Calathea Freddie Vs Bella

They are similar plants but the freddie is a much more vivid green. The bella has an almost mosaic pattern to it, like the calathea musaica.

Other Names

Calathea leopardina, calathea concinna.

Where To Buy

Try our list of Rare Plant Shops.

FAQs and Common Problems

Common issues are curling leaves and crisping leaves, both from lack of moisture, and lack of humidity. Try to keep humidity high.

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See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Dottie, Calathea Orbifolia, Calathea Beauty Star.

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