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Calathea

Classification: Foliage House plant

House Plant Group: Bushy plant and spear-leaved plant (depending on variety)

Character: Ornately patterned leaves

Safe for pets? Yes

Varieties:

  • Calathea bachemiana
  • Calathea crocata
  • Calathea insignis (Calathea lancifolia – Rattlesnake plant)
  • Calathea lindeniana
  • Calathea lubbersii
  • Calathea makoyana (Maranta makoyana – Peacock plant)
  • Calathea Maui queen
  • Calathea ornata
  • Calathea ornata roseolineata
  • Calathea ornata sanderiana
  • Calathes picturata
  • Calathea roseopicta
  • Calathea veitchiana
  • Calathea zebrina (Zebra plant)

Plant Care:

Plant issues:

  • Leaf tips brown & dry. Stunted growth: Spider mite or/and low humidity
  • Leaves curled & spotted. Lower leaves yellow: Underwatering.
  • Leaf fall: Low humidity or underwatering
  • Limp, rotting stems: Drainage issues
  • Leaves discoloured or scorched: Too much light or/and exposure to direct sunlight

Pests: