Calathea

Calatheas are easily recognized by their strikingly patterned foliage. During the night, most of the Calathea varieties leaves will fold up slightly, showing the colorful undersides of their leaves.


How to care for your Calathea

Calathea Peacock

Light

Calathea Peacock thrives in low and medium light area, avoid direct sunlight as the leaves will get sunburn.

Water

A consistent watering schedule is appreciated to keep the plant moist, but not soggy. Should you missed watering sometimes, they are generally quite forgiving. However, brown leaf tips or edges may appear should they be left unattended for an extended period of time.

Humidity

Calathea Peacock prefers high humidity environment. Regular misting, or using pebble tray with water can reduce curling or browning of leaves. Frequent showers can also be given to boost plant health. Placed them in the bathroom or kitchen because these areas tend to be more humid.

Fertilizer

Add fertilizer once a month to boost the growth of your Calathea Peacock.

Toxicity

Calathea Peacock is non-toxic to humans and pet friendly.

Additional Tips

Allow tap water to sit out overnight before it is used for watering to enable chlorine and fluoride to evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant healthy, and trim away any portion that is brown or yellow with a sharp pair of scissors. Cleaning the leaves with a damp cloth gently from time to time will keep them looking glossy. Avoid using any shine products on leaves.

Calathea White Fusion

Light

Calathea White Fusion tolerates well with low light. This plant prefers ample bright, indirect light. However, avoid placing them directly under the sun because the leaves burn easily.

Water

Keep this plant moist by watering regularly, make sure to not overwater. Should you missed watering sometimes, they are generally quite forgiving. However, brown leaf tips or edges may appear should they be left unattended for an extended period of time.

Humidity

Calathea White Fusion thrives in humid environment. Increase humidity by misting, using a pebble tray with water or give it an occasional shower from time to time. High humidity areas like bathroom or kitchen are great choices to place them.

Fertilizer

Add fertilizer once a month to boost the growth of your Calathea White Fusion.

Toxicity

Calathea White Fusion is non-toxic to humans and pet friendly.

Additional Tips

Allow tap water to sit out overnight before it is used for watering to enable chlorine and fluoride to evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant healthy, and trim away any portion that is brown or yellow with a sharp pair of scissors. Cleaning the leaves with a damp cloth gently from time to time will keep them looking glossy. Avoid using any shine products on leaves.

Calathea Roseopicta Dottie

Light

Calathea Roseopicta Dottie prefers medium to low indirect light, whilst direct sunlight should be avoided as its leaves burn easily.

Water

Keep this plant moist by watering regularly, make sure to not overwater. Should you missed watering sometimes, they are generally quite forgiving. However, brown leaf tips or edges may appear should they be left unattended for an extended period of time.

Humidity

Calathea Roseopicta Dottie thrives in humid environment. Increase humidity by misting, using a pebble tray with water or give it an occasional shower from time to time. High humidity areas like bathroom or kitchen are great choices to place them.

Fertilizer

Add fertilizer once a month to boost the growth of your Calathea Roseopicta Dottie.

Toxicity

Calathea Dottie is non-toxic to humans and pet-friendly.

Additional Tips

Allow your tap water to sit out overnight before it is used for watering to enable chlorine and fluoride to evaporate. Remove any yellow leaves to keep your plant healthy.


Common Issues for your Ficus

Why are the leaves of my Calathea curling?

Extremely dry soil

Calathea prefers consistently moist soil. Achieve this by keeping a watering schedule to avoid over or underwatering your plant. Leaves may droop and possibly start to curl and turn brown if soil is dry out. A thorough soak is needed should the soil becomes extremely dry.

Follow these steps to thoroughly soak your Calathea:

  1. Fill a sink or tub with about 10cm of water, place your pot into the water without the saucer.
  2. Allow your plant to sit for at least 45 mins while water gets soak up through the drainage hole.
  3. Check the top layer soil to confirm it is moist, otherwise you may water it slightly from the top.
  4. Once your plant's soil is thoroughly moist, you may drain the sink/tub and allow the water to drain for a while prior to placing it back on its saucer and back in its usual spot.

Water quality

If a scheduled watering did not help with leaves curling, another common issue for that could be due to your tap water. Salts, chlorine, and fluoride from the tap water build up gradually in the soil, causing the tip of the leaves to curl up, turn brown and burn. To solve this you may use filtered water or let tap water sit out overnight to relieve some of the chlorine before using it.

Lack of Humidity

Calathea thrives in high humidity environment. Regular misting, using a pebble tray with water or placing a humidifier nearby are easy ways to increase humidity to keep your plant healthy.


Why are the leaves on my Calathea turning brown on the edges?

Ensure that your plant is clean to allow its energy to be directed to new healthy growth. Remove any brown leaves and trim off any effected portion with a pair of scissors. In between each snip, remember to rub down the blades of your scissors with alcohol. Do not remove more than 20% of the affected leaves at a go as this could put your plant in shock, so staggered your plant trimmings.

Water quality

Leaves turning brown on the edges is mostly due to poor water quality. To improve that, let tap water sit out overnight to help relieve some of the chlorine and fluoride before using it. Alternatively, use a water filtration system.

Lack of Humidity

Increase the humidity to keep your plant healthy through regular misting, using a pebble tray with water or placing a humidifier nearby.


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