Calathea Network

75.0 AED

Botanical name:- Calathea mosaica.

  • 30-40cm
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Scientific nameCalathea musaica/goeppertia kejeljanii
Common nameCalathea network
Temperature18-24 °C
Humidity50-60% Mist if needed
LightBright, indirect light
WateringOnce per week and keep moist
PestsRed spider mites
Pet friendlinessNot hazardous
Maximum Plant heightUp to 60 cm
Potting mixPotting soil / Red soil / Manure / Perlite
Pot requirementGood drainage and Repot every 1-2 years
NutritionApply Manure once in fortnight and NPK in next fortnight
Pruning/trainingRemove dead and diseased leaves with sterile shears
DescriptionCalathea is a genus of neotropical rhizomatous herbaceous perennial plants that are known for the unique leaf movements of patterned foliage.Calatheas are also considered pet-friendly plants, making them great plant picks for anyone that shares a space with curious pets.Calatheas are part of the ‘prayer plant’ family, Marantaceae. The prayer plant nickname stems from the daily movements of the plants leaves, known as nyctinasty. Various plants in this family move their leaves up at nighttime and lower them in the daytime in accordance to a circadian rhythm. They move their leaves by changing the water pressure in their pulvini, the swollen nodes at the base of the leaf, along the leaf stalk (petiole). It is believed that these movements are meant to follow the sun’s movement in the sky in order to maximize light absorption.Calatheas thrive in medium to bright indirect light, but can tolerate low indirect light.Water once per week&keep moist.Calatheas prefer higher humidity if possible. Consider incorporating a fine-mist mister or humidifier to boost humidity level indoors.Calatheas prefer a well-draining potting soil or mix. Look for ingredients like compost, pine bark, coco coir, worm castings, and perlite. These provide nutrients and help maintain moisture.

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