The calathea is a beautiful plant native’South America
L’maintenance, potting, the’watering or the’exposure are all little things that will make your more beautiful calathea.
She brought joy to our homes and apartment thanks to its great power and unique decorative foliage.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Calathea crocata, Calathea Mokoyana
Family : Marantaceae
Type : House plant’inside
Height : 0.8 to 1 m indoors
Exposure : Light shade
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Evergreen
Planting, potting the calathea:
Upon’purchase, if the pot is too small, n’please repot the plant so that’it can develop properly.
Then every 2 to 3 years, preferably in the spring, repot your calathea in a pot’a slightly greater diameter.
- The roots of calathea fear the excess’water.
Veilliez that the pot is well drilled at the bottom.
Improve drainage putting the pot bottom a bed of gravel or beads’clay to facilitate’Flow of’water.
- A good soil is necessary.
The calathea, when’he lives in’Inside, needs soil for he alone will bring him Nutrient he needs.
Pruning and maintenance of calathea:
Delete leaves in as.
This will stimulate’arrival of new shoots and will rejuvenate your plant.
For strong growth, a beautiful blooming and beautiful foliage, add thefertilizer for green plants in spring and summer.
Where to install the calathea?
The best place to install your calathea is near’a window but no direct sunlight. Light shade is even better.
C’is a plant that s’therefore well adapted to a piece’water such as bathroom, even with a rather light light.
- She feared indeed the’excess light.
- Avoid absolutely the proximity’a heat such as radiators because of this plant’tropical origin needs a lot of’humidity.
There ideal temperature is around 20 °.
A moderate but regular watering is required.
- A watering every 2-3 days is recommended.
- Throughout the’year and especially the’summer-fog foliage to recreate the’moisture from its natural environment.
In spring and summer:
Keep the soil moist and vieillez that the’Flow of’water is done properly.
Bring the’liquid fertilizer for green plants every 8 to about 15 days during this period of growth
- Regularly spray the foliage with water preferably non-calcareous.
At’autumn and winter:
Reduce the’watering to wait until the soil is dry on the surface between two waterings.
Stop any contribution of’liquid fertilizer.
Frequent diseases calathea:
Found mainly common diseases of plants’Inside,’red spider and cochineal.
Malignant Council in the calathea:
Wonderful plant to’Inside, the calathea might not withstand strong sun exposure.
- Did you know that plants of’Inside the dépolluaient’air