Calathea Care 101

Light

Thrives in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.

Water

Water every 1–2 weeks, allowing soil to dry out half way down between waterings. Expect to water more often in brighter light and less often in lower light.

This plant can benefit from extra humidity.

Calatheas can be sensitive to hard tap water. Try using filtered water or leaving water out overnight before using.

Pets

Most calatheas are pet friendly!

Fun Fact

Calatheas exhibit a phenomenon known as nyctinasty. They move their leaves from day to night as a part of their circadian rhythm.

Sad Plant Signs

Wilting, curling leaves, dry potting mix: Underwatered

Yellowing leaves, black base: Overwatered

Leaf spots: Fungal inflection or mineral build up from tap water, use distilled water and water directly into surrounding potting soil

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