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Calathea, with its captivating foliage and vibrant patterns, is a stunning addition to your indoor greenery. Native to the tropical regions, these plants thrive in a warm and humid environment. Here’s your comprehensive care guide to ensure your Calathea flourishes in your home.

  1. LightCalatheas prefer indirect light. Avoid direct sunlight, as it can scorch the leaves. They are well-suited for locations with filtered or dappled light.
  2. Temperature: Maintain a temperature range between 18°C and 24°C. These plants are sensitive to drafts and temperature fluctuations, so avoid placing them near doors or windows that may expose them to chilly air.
  3. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist, but not waterlogged. Water when the top inch of the soil feels dry to the touch. Use room temperature water to avoid shocking the plant.
  4. Humidity: Calatheas thrive in high humidity. Increase humidity by misting the leaves regularly, placing a tray of water nearby, or using a humidifier.
  5. Fertilizer: Feed your Calathea with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer).
  6. Pruning: Trim any yellow or damaged leaves to promote new growth and maintain the plant’s appearance.
  7. Repotting: Repot your Calathea every 1-2 years or when it outgrows its current container. Use fresh well-draining potting mix to prevent waterlogging.