It's all about the foliage with this one. The green elliptic leaves display pinkish coloured stripes from the midrib. The midrib is also pinkish in colour, although this and the stripes will turn white when the plant matures. These leaves fold up slightly when night time arrives which gives a grower the additional feeling of the plant being alive. The leaves grow at the top of the stalks and reach up to 30 inches tall.
LIGHT: Like many plants, the Calathea enjoys bright light without direct sunlight. North, east or west facing rooms are suitable.
WATER: This species enjoys being in moist soil at all times. Avoid using hard water and use either tepid rain or distilled water. Watering needs to decrease naturally after the growing season, before and during winter.
PET - FRIENDLY!
Size: comes in 12 cm growing pot, 35 cm high