Calathea Plants for Sale Online
Calathea Plants, also known as cathedral windows, peacock plant or zebra plant are one of the most popular house plants sold today. Their beautiful leaves display shades of green, white, red and cream and have unique textures that add interest to any decor. They are easy to care for, and a great starter plant for up and coming house plant growers.
Calatheas are beautiful houseplants, that can be used to bring a tropical feel to even the smallest apartment or office. There are many different varieties of calathea available today. Calatheas are often referred to as Zebra Plant, Peacock Plant, or Prayer Plants in reference to their ability to fold up their leaves at night. The tops of the leaves are often striped, and the undersides typically are a lovely shade of burgundy purple.
Calathea's ornate foliage creates a significant impact when placed on tables or desks. Calatheas can ultimately grow to heights of 2.5 to 3 feet, but they are very slow growers and can live on tabletops for many years without worry. Calatheas are an indoor plant and should not be left outside during the late fall through spring. We do not recommend planting calathea outdoors.
Calathea is part of the Marantaceae family of plants, which is a family of plants from tropical areas of the world, and most are native to Brazil. They are well-known for their broad, colorful leaves. The wide leaves make them very popular for areas of low light. In nature, they are typically found in jungles and at the base of trees.
They have adapted in the wild to thrive in low light, which makes them perfect for office buildings or apartments that have north-facing windows.
Types of Calathea
White Fusion Calathea has darkly patterned leaves with light green and white stripes and does well inside in low light areas. Calathea White Fusion brings personality and color to any space indoors.
Calathea orbifolia or Round Leaved Calathea has darkly patterned leaves with big light green stripes in a more rounded shape than the other Calatheas. It has broad leaves with a ripple in them that gives it a unique look.
Pinstripe Calathea has colors of deep forest green with thin lines of pinkish white. It does exceptionally well in low light areas. The unique foliage is slender and oval like and the "pinstripes" give it an exciting texture.
Rattlesnake Plants have heavily patterned leaves with purple undersides. It does well inside in low light areas. Rattlesnake Calathea Plants bring personality and color to indoor spaces. They are well suited for offices, or areas with only fluorescent light, or even a northern facing window.
Calathea Medallion has darkly patterned oval leaves with light green stripes in a more rounded shape than the other Calatheas. It does well inside in low light areas. The unique leaves resemble a medallion.
Calathea makoyana, also known as peacock plant and cathedral windows, features purplish coloring on the undersides of leaves, with white and green on top.
Calathea Beauty Star has long oval shaped green leaves that are striped in pink, white, and silver. The leaves of the beauty Star are longer and thinner than typical Calatheas and have a deep purple underside for added contrast.
Instructions for growing Calathea
Calatheas prefer to grow in medium to low light. Calatheas do not like the bright sun on their leaves, so place them away from the direct sun to prevent sunburn. While Calatheas do prefer moist soil, they do not tolerate wet or saturated soil.
Extended periods of dry soil can result in leaf tips or edges that turn brown. If this does happen, the damaged leaves can be removed with a sharp pair of scissors, and they will quickly be replaced.
Well-Drained soil is recommended for Calatheas as they do not like soggy soil. We recommend Espoma Organic Potting Mix. We have found this soil to retain the perfect amount of moisture needed for Calatheas to thrive.
The best situation for a Calathea is for the pot to set in a dish on a bed of round grave. This allows any excess water to drain from the container without letting the bottom of the pot to sit in water.
As with any living plant, you will need to feed your Calatheas to keep them vibrant and happy. Feed your Calathea plants with a slow-release fertilizer such as Osmocote Plus indoor/outdoor fertilizer in the spring and summer. If you prefer to feed as you water, we recommend Jack's Classic Houseplant special plant food. However, there are endless types of houseplant fertilizers available today, and if you have one, you are comfortable with stay consistent.
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