Calathea and Maranta

Calathea and maranta plant care and propagation guides.

  • Calathea Beauty Star
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care

    Calathea Beauty Star

    Welcome to our calathea beauty star care guide. The key to caring for your beauty start is to keep their environment constant and humid, and use filtered water. Calathea Beauty Star Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Let the top 50% of soil dry out, before watering again, check weekly. Fertilizer: Use a balanced general fertilizer in the hotter growing months. Soil: 1 part perlite to 3 parts compost. Humidity: 50% or more. Temperature: 17-30°C (63-86°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Leaf curling due to low water or humidity levels. Introduction This is a great looking houseplant, and as long…

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  • Maranta Lemon Lime
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care

    Maranta Lemon Lime

    Welcome to our maranta lemon lime (a.k.a. lemon lime prayer plant) care guide, an easy to care for plant as long as you keep it humid and avoid those leaves curling up… Maranta Lemon Lime Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check weekly, water them when top half of soil is dry.  Fertilizer: A well diluted feed in the summer months every 2 weeks. Soil: A mix of perlite, orchid bark and normal compost. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-25°C (59-77°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Lemon lime prayer plant. Common issues: Leaf curling when humidity drops. Introduction The maranta…

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  • Calathea Musaica
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care

    Calathea Musaica

    Welcome to our guide to calathea musaica care and propagation. It is a fairly easy to care for houseplant, just make sure you up it’s humidity levels. Calathea Musaica Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check once a week and water if top 40% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced fertilizer in spring and summer. Soil: A well draining potting compost.  Humidity: 50-70%. Temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F).  Where to buy: Try one of these Rare Plant Shops. Common issues: Pests on leaves. Introduction Goeppertia kegeljanii aka calathea musaica aka Calathea network, is originally from Brazil and is known for it’s square patterning on it’s leaves.…

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  • Calathea Pinstripe
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Pinstripe

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Pinstripe, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. Calathea Pinstripe Care Summary Light needs: Bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep moist but not soaking wet. Check soil twice a week and water if top 50% of soil is dry. Fertilizer: Use a well diluted balanced fertilizer every 2 or 3 weeks in spring and summer.  Soil: 75% potting compost and 25% perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Goeppertia ornata, calathea ornata. Common issues:  Leaf curling from lack of humidity. Introduction The Calathea Pinstripe (a.k.a. goeppertia ornata) is…

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  • Calathea Lancifolia Care
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Rare Houseplants

    Calathea Lancifolia Care

    Welcome to our guide to calathea lancifolia care and propagation. Calatheas do well in most homes with a little care and attention, especially regarding water and humidity… Calathea Lancifolia Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: They do not like to dry out, check them twice a week and water if top layer is dry. Fertilizer: Fertilizer isn’t necessary but can encourage growth, feed them once a month in summer with a balanced fertilizer. Soil: A well-draining peat based compost with some added perlite for good drainage. Humidity: 50%-55%, mist them daily if in a dry atmosphere. Temperature: 18-27°C (65-80°F). Where to buy: Try our list…

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  • 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. Humidity: 70%. 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. Introduction The calathea freddie, a.k.a the calathea concinna, is known for its stripes. See also: Calathea Musaica, Calathea Dottie, Calathea…

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  • Ctenanthe Setosa
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Setosa (Ctenanthe Setosa)

    Welcome to our guide to calathea setosa care and propagation, all you need to know to care and propagate this plant, including soil, water, light and humidity. Calathea Setosa Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep moist, check soil twice a week and water it if the top half is dry. Fertilizer: Use a well diluted balanced feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: Potting compost mixed with 20% perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Ctenanthe Setosa ‘Grey Star’. Common issues: Root rot, lack of humidity. Introduction The Calathea…

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  • Calathea Triostar
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Triostar

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Triostar, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. Calathea Triostar Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil twice a week and water if top 50% has dried out. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of 80% compost and 20% perlite. Humidity: 70% or more. Temperature: 15-27°C (59-81°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Calathea Stromanthe Triostar, Stromanthe Triostar. Common issues: Leaf curling due to lack of humidity. Introduction The Calathea Triostar aka the Stromanthe Triostar is known…

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  • Calathea Maui Queen
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation

    Calathea Maui Queen

    Welcome to our guide to the Calathea Maui Queen, covering care and propagation, including water, soil, humidity and temperature needs. They have a reputation for being really fussy, but as long as you keep them moist, keep them humid and water them with filtered tap water you should be ok… Calathea Maui Queen Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Check soil twice a week and water if top 25% or more is dry. Fertilizer: A well diluted balanced plant feed every 3 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: A mix of 80% potting compost and 20% perlite. Humidity: 60%. Temperature: 18-28°C (64-82°F). Where to buy:…

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  • Calathea Louisae
    Calathea and Maranta,  Plant Care,  Propagation,  Rare Houseplants

    Calathea Louisae

    Welcome to our guide to Calathea Louisae care, covering all you need to know about care and propagation… Calathea Louisae Care Summary Light needs: Medium to bright indirect sunlight. Watering needs: Keep soil moist but not wet. Check the soil twice a week. Fertilizer: A balanced plant feed every 3 or 4 weeks in spring and summer. Soil: Add perlite to a good potting compost 20% to 80%. Humidity: 60-70%.  Temperature: 18-28°C (64-82°F). Where to buy: Try our list of Rare Plant Shops. Other names: Goeppertia louisae. Common issues: Lack of humidity causing leaf curling and crispiness. Introduction Calathea louisae aka goeppertia louisae is a striped light and dark green…

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